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August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Vanessa Vasquez de Lara


August 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents



The Florida Man’s Guide to Getting Divorced

Thursday, August 29th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with highly esteemed family law attorney Vanessa Vasquez de Lara for her new book, The Florida Man’s Guide to Getting Divorced.

***This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave.***

About the Book:

Dads get blindsided by divorce all the time. Approximately 70% of divorces are initiated by women.

And unfortunately, the all-to-common response of men is to stick their heads in the sand and just react to whatever their soon-to-be ex-wife does.

Emotions run wild, and before you know it, you’re getting bullied by lawyers, acting like you’re already divorced, becoming angry, depressed, vindictive, and making rash decisions that will affect you and your kids for the rest of your lives.

It’s a recipe for disaster, and no wonder that men often fare far worse in divorce than women. But just because your entire world is about to be turned upside down, it doesn’t mean you have to be dragged into this unprepared, making illogical choices that will hurt you in the long run.

You can be ready to negotiate from a rational place of confidence and strength. However, that requires you to see the full picture of what’s about to happen. It’s not just about understanding what’s going to happen in court. You need to understand what’s going to happen with your finances, your house, your assets, and your credit. And you also need to be aware of how to take care of your physical health, your mental health – and despite what she’s said about you – yes, you have emotional health to take care of, too.

But divorce advice can’t just be general. Literally, every state has different laws, rules, and procedures when it comes to divorce. That’s why attorney Vanessa Vasquez de Lara wrote this book specifically for the Florida man. And while there’s a particular focus on dads in the Sunshine State, some of the advice in this book will benefit any man going through a divorce.

Vanessa has been practicing law in Florida for 20 years, and through building one of the top family law firms in Miami, she has seen just about every divorce situation you can imagine. What’s more, though, she’s also built an amazing network of professionals that can help in all those other areas of life that often get overlooked in divorce – and assembled them here.

Every chapter of this book has been written by one of these professionals and gives unique perspectives on how you can come through this divorce as the best possible version of you:






Divorce is going to be an ending that you never intended. But it’s also going to be a new beginning. It’s not going to be easy. It never is. But you can get through it, and the more you know about what to expect and how to take care of yourself through the process, the better the outcome for you and your kids. This book will help.

About the Author:

Vanessa Vasquez de Lara, Esq., founder and owner of the Vasquez de Lara Law Group, is a highly esteemed family law attorney in Miami. Graduating cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2002, she has dedicated her career to supporting families in navigating complex legal issues. Named to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in 2015 and consistently on the Super Lawyers List since 2016, she is recognized for her dedication and excellence in the legal profession. As President of the Coral Gables Bar Association and a board member of the Miami Dade County Bar Association, she facilitates networking and supports key initiatives in the legal community. Her entrepreneurial spirit extends to community involvement, including her founding of the Supreme Scholars Foundation, which offers scholarships in honor of her late brother. A frequent legal expert on Univision’s Despierta America, Mrs. Vasquez de Lara is known for her ability to simplify complex legal concepts. Despite her firm’s growth, she maintains a family atmosphere and personally reviews every case, crediting her dedicated staff for their professionalism and friendliness.