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The Reid Law Group was founded with the intention of redefining the Marital and Family Law Process. We are committed to making the divorce process a strategic, efficient and constructive experience. We have established a unique approach to the marital and family law process which maximizes effectiveness and efficiency in order to mitigate the potential monetary and emotional damage the divorce process can often do to families. Our commitment to the education of and management of expectations for our clients is unique to our law firm. Our clients can trust that the management of their marital and family law matter will be our priority. We have streamlined the process, eliminated unnecessary stress and time-consuming steps. In essence, our clients can trust that during the divorce process, they can continue their commitment to their families and businesses, knowing that their case is well managed in our hands.

Our mission is to provide you with a clear strategy and clear expectations, so that you can be a well-educated, well prepared participant as you chart your way through redefining your own life and future.

Andrea Oyola Reid, Esq.

Attorney at Law

An effective and tenacious litigator, Andrea Reid, focuses her practice in Marital and Family Law. As the principal owner of The Reid Law Group, her strategy for each case is adopted after careful review and consideration of her client’s situation.

To her, it is imperative that every case be approached with the utmost consideration of her client’s objectives and goals. Thus, she can determine, at an early stage, the desired course of action for each case in light of the individual circumstances of each client.

Attorney Reid believes that every case must be handled efficiently and with a high level of pre-emptive consideration for the nature of the proceeds. Based on her experience in the area of Marital and Family Law, she has spent her career effectively representing her clients and working to assure that all of their concerns and fears are addressed early on in what has the potential to be an arduous process.

Where settlement is appropriate, Reid works with clients to resolve their cases in a timely and complete manner. Where only litigation will suffice, Reid and her staff pride themselves in being prepared and effective in the court room.

In addition to representing men and women in high asset, highly contested divorce cases, Reid represents parents in Paternity, Time sharing, Relocation and Child Support Actions. She has represented numerous clients in the crafting of their prenuptial agreements and has helped her clients reach amicable settlements of their less complicated divorce situations.

Reid’s years of practice have led to her vast experience in many of the most contentious aspects of family law litigation and settlement. She has championed the rights of numerous parents in achieving majority timesharing with their children and determining child support and alimony that is a fair representation of the party’s financial earnings. She has prevailed in complex financial disputes and helped her clients protect their assets and financial obligations during equitable distribution and alimony matters. Her passion for the legal system has led her to undertake complicated areas of law and unique fact scenarios that have led to unprecedented achievements for her clients.

Throughout her career, Ms. Reid’s integrity, persistence and efficient approach to practicing law has led to the esteem of her colleagues and the judiciary. At the request and appointment of the court, she has represented children as a Guardian Ad Litem and defended the rights of birth mothers and biological fathers in proceedings where their parental rights were challenged.

In addition, Ms. Reid represents both victims of domestic violence and defended those accused of domestic violence. She has effectively litigated for and against the relocation of children and zealously represented those being denied timesharing.

As a member of the Executive Council and the Legislative Committee of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, Reid has committed herself to the well-being of Florida’s families. She has served in numerous leadership positions within the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and has lobbied the Florida Legislature on issues such as Alimony, Child Support, Time sharing and Equitable Distribution. As such, she remains at the forefront of Florida Family Law and keeps apprised of the updated statutes and potential legislative considerations that may affect her clients and their families.

Within the South Florida community, Reid, a native Floridian has served on the Boards of several local charities and has maintained leadership and advisory roles therein. She was appointed by Administrative Order of the Supreme Court to serve on the Mediator Qualification Board and, along with other members of the family law community and the judiciary, was invited by her peers to join and participate in the Palm Beach County Family Law Inn of Court.

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The Florida State University College of Law, 2005


  • Supreme Court of the State of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Florida Bar Family Law Section
    • Member Executive Council
    • Co-Chair Legislation Committee
  • FAWL (Florida Association of Women Lawyers)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • The Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches


  • Family Law
    • Divorce Actions (Contested and Uncontested)
    • Complex High Asset Divorce Litigation and Settlement
    • Highly Contested Timesharing Disputes
    • Complicated Asset and Liability Issues
    • Alimony Litigation
    • Child Support Litigation
    • Relocation Matters
    • Step Parent Adoptions
    • Modifications of Parenting Plans
    • Modifications of Alimony
    • Modifications of Child Support
    • Divorce Actions with Property and Real Estate
    • Divorce Actions with Alimony Entitlement
    • Establishment of Affordable Support Obligations for Bonus Earning Spouses
    • Establishment of Parenting Plans
    • Establishment of Parenting Plan and Assertion of Rights for Unmarried Parents
    • Domestic Violence Representation of the Respondent
    • Domestic Violence Representation of the Victim
    • Dismissals of Injunctions for Protections (Restraining Orders)
    • Supervised or Restricted Time sharing
  • Representation of First Responders including Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and Nurses
  • Representation of Doctors, Lawyers, Small Business Owners
  • Representation of Sales Executives and Professionals.
  • Representation of Teachers and Education Administrators
  • Representation of Owners of S Corporations and C Corporations
  • Representation of International Business Owners
  • Representation of Professional Athletes


Family Law Section Executive Council
2015-present 08/31/2022
Family Law Continuing Legal Education Committee
2016-2018 08/31/2019
Family Law Legislation Committee
2015-present 08/31/2019
Secretary of Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Secretary of Florida Law Legislation Committee
2017, 2018

Ruby Garg Patel, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Ms. Patel focuses her practice on a wide range of complex family law matters, including divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, timesharing, paternity, child support, alimony, analysis of complicated marital estates and financial affidavits and division of marital property.

She works to resolve issues in favor of her clients, after taking the entire financial and family context into consideration. She guides her clients towards points of agreement. Knowing that divorce causes intense anxiety and fear in clients, she works to shorten the time frame providing a beginning, middle, and end to the process.

It is a fact that the majority of cases settle and are not tried in Court. Attorney Patel strives to save families and allow them to get on with their lives, so she settles cases sooner than later. She saves families stress and extensive litigation fees.

A keen mind, mediation, and settlement skills are just a few of the tools in her arsenal to expedite the divorce process. Attorney Patel is also a strong advocate for using out of court methods to resolve conflict. However, when necessary she has the essential skills to litigate in Court. She successfully settles support and custody disputes and is well versed in varied timesharing alternatives to help families find the right fit.

Lengthy divorce battles harm families. Attorney Patel advocates to resolve issues and allow the parties to move on. It is inevitable that children will experience their parents’ tension and stress during the divorce. Attorney Patel actively advises her clients and uses books, referrals, and advice on how to prevent children from being overly stressed.

By watching the changing legislative landscape, Attorney Patel will educate her clients on the new Florida alimony and custody laws to enable educated choices.


B.A., Northeastern University, Boston MA. 2010
J.D., Nova Southeastern University Law School, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 2014


  • Supreme Court of the State of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • FAWL (Florida Association of Women Lawyers)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section (Member)


  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution and Distribution of Property
  • Custody, Timesharing and Relocation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Modifications
  • Name Change
  • Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Step-Parent Adoptions

William “Trace” Norvell, Esq.

Attorney at Law

William “Trace” Norvell Attorney at LawMr. Norvell joined The Reid Law Group in September 2018.  His area of practice includes all family law matters, including divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, timesharing, paternity (establishment and disestablishment), child support, alimony, grandparent/stepparent adoptions, minor emancipations, and analysis of complicated marital estates and division of marital property.

Mr. Norvell was born and raised in the Central Florida area, who moved to South Florida in the mid-2000s to take a position as a middle school social studies teacher.  In 2014, he decided to make the transition into the practice of law.  As a child of divorced parents, a former teacher, and a father, Mr. Norvell is a strong advocate for the continual and ongoing well-being of the children and parents affected by divorce, paternity, adoption, and emancipation matters.

Mr. Norvell strives to maintain a contemporary understanding of the most recent family law practice, and prides himself with being up to date on the current trends that may best aid his clients.  While he understands that, the majority of cases settle and are not tried in Court and he works to guide his clients toward a resolution in favor of his clients.  He also understands that should a client need to go to court, there is no such thing as being over prepared.

As an active member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, Mr. Norvell serves on numerous committees and is constantly working toward the betterment of his profession and as an advocate for issue effecting his clients.  As a reflection of his involvement in the community and the practice of law, he was invited by his peers to join the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Executive Council, and also to participate in The Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches.


Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, B.A. History; 2006
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad School of Law, Fort Lauderdale, FL, J.D.; 2017


    • Supreme Court of the State of Florida


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  • Millennials: Battle Tested and Still Surviving; Vol. 35.1, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator, 13 – 16, Summer 2020


  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
    • 2020 Recipient of the “Above and Beyond Award”: Awarded for exceeding all expectations with your tireless and hard work to benefit the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
    • Executive Council
    • Technology Committee
      • Chair 2020 – 2021
      • Secretary 2017 – 2018
    • Legislation Committee
    • Membership Committee
    • CLE Committee
    • Publications Committee
      • FAMSEG Editor 2020 – 2021
    • Support Issues Committee
    • Children with Special Needs Ad Hoc Committee
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyer Division
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section
    • Board Member
  • The Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
    • Georgia Southern University
    • Florida Atlantic University – Alumni Mentor


    • Divorce Actions (Contested and Uncontested)
    • Divorce Actions with Property and Real Estate
    • Paternity Actions
    • Disestablishments of Paternity
    • Establishment/Modifications of Parenting Plans
    • Establishment/Modifications of Alimony
    • Establishment/Modifications of Child Support
    • Timesharing Disputes and Enforcement
    • Alimony Litigation, Enforcement and Contempt
    • Child Support Litigation, Enforcement and Contempt
    • Emancipation of a Minor
    • Stepparent/Grandparent Adoptions
    • Name Change