About Dolly

Dolly Hernandez represents high-net-worth individuals in complex marital and family law matters. She assists individuals in the dissolution of marriage, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, parenting and time-share issues, paternity, and prenuptial agreements.

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., International Moot Court Board
  • University of Miami, B.B.A., cum laude Professional and Bar Memberships

Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional and Bar Memberships 

  • American Bar Association
  • Section of Litigation, Member, 2008-Present
  • Division Director, 2023-2024
  • Co-Chair, 2022 Section Annual Conference, 2020-2022
  • Membership & Marketing Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-2021; Member, 2018-2023
  • Family Law Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2018
  • Section of International Law, Member, 2008-Present
  • International Family Law Committee, Former Vice Chair, Steering Group
  • Section of Family Law, Member, 2008-Present
  •  American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Section of Family Law, Former Chair
  • Latina Commissioner, 2018-2020
  • Divisions, Sections and Committees, Deputy Vice President, 2019-2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Rules & Forms Committee, Former Member
  • The Florida Bar’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “G”
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Family Court Committee, Former Chair
  • First Family Law Inns of Court
  • The Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Kidside, Board of Directors, Former Member

Recognition and Community

  • Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White,Inc.), Family Law, 2019- 2024
  • Selected to the list of Florida Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Family Law, 2014-2024
  • Selected to the list of Florida Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys in Florida (Thomson Reuters), 2015 and 2018
  • Selected to the list of Miami Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys in Miami (Thomson Reuters), 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Selected to the list of Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (ThomsonReuters), Family Law, 2010- 2012
  • Selected to list of South Florida's Top Lawyers by the South Florida Legal Guide, 2017-2022
  • Chosen for inclusion on the list Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend (Trend Magazines Inc.), 2017, 2021, and 2022
  • Selected to list of Super Stars in the South Florida Edition of Attorneyat Law Magazine, 2017
  • Selected to list of Top Up and Comers by South Florida Legal Guide, 2015-2016
  • Selected to list of Attorneys to Watch by Attorney at Law Magazine, 2015
  • Named a Rising Star by the Daily Business Review (ALM Media Properties, LLC), 2014
  • Named to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's list of 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in Miami- Dade County, 2013
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Recipient of the Women Extraordinaire Award from Business Leader Media, 2012

Community

  • American Red Cross, Greater Miami and the Keys Chapter, Board of Directors, 2017-2021
  • Spectrum Awards Committee, Former Member

Lectures and Publications

  • Speaker, “Marital Agreements and Estate Planning: How Estate Planners and Family Law Attorneys Can Work Together to Benefit the Client,” Coral Gables Estate Planning Council, November 2023
  • Moderator, “Keynote Session: Improving your Courtroom Presence, Advocacy, Technology, & Ethics,” FIU Law View from the Bench and Bar, May2023
  • Speaker, “Handling Client Intake for Marital & Family Law Matters,” Quimbee, September 2022
  • Speaker, “Protecting an Inheritance in the Event of Divorce,” Quimbee, June 2022
  • Speaker, “Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues,” Florida Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon Seminars, May 2022
  • Speaker, “Divorcing the Social Media Influencer: What to Expect When You are Changing Your Relationship Status,” Lawline April 2022
  • Moderator, “Family Law with the Legends,” American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter, February 2022
  • Speaker, “Managing and Preserving Generational Wealth,” Women &Wealth Seminar Series, Coral Gables Trust, November 2021
  • Speaker, “Florida Divorce 101: Equitable Distribution,” MyLawCLE, October 2021
  • Speaker, “Protecting Inherited Assets in the Event of Divorce,” Lawline, September 2021
  • Speaker, “Protecting an Inheritance in the Event of Divorce,” 39th Annual Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Conference, August 2021
  • Speaker, “Protecting an Inheritance in the Event of Divorce,” Coral Gables/South Dade Estate Planning Council, May 2021
  • Speaker, “Protecting an Inheritance in the Event of Divorce,” Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami, March 2021
  • Author, “Chapter 3, Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida Bar, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, January 2021
  • Speaker, “Protecting an Inheritance from Divorce,” Ellevate Network, October 2020
  • Speaker, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Law Practices, Running a Firm and Handling a Trial,” Hispanic National Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Conference, September 2020
  • Speaker, “Business Development on a Daily Basis: Tips to Maximize Your Return on Investment,” Hispanic National Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Conference, September 2020
  • Speaker, “The Intersection of Family Law and Insurance Claims in the Age of Covid-19,” American Bar Association Roundtable, July 16, 2020
  • Co-author, “Protecting an Inheritance in the Event of Divorce, ”The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 94, No. 4, July/August 2020
  • Co-author, “The Intersection of Family Law and Insurance Claims in the Age of Covid-19,” Practice Pointer, American Bar Association, Family Law Litigation Committee, May 2020
  • Speaker, “The Intersection of Family Law and Insurance Claims in the Age of Covid-19,” Hispanic National Bar Association, April 2, 2020
  • Co-author, “Chapter 4, Modification of Property Rights,” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida Bar, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, February 2020

2019

  • Speaker, “CARE Court Pro Bono Initiative,” Federal Bar Association, October 15, 2019
  • Speaker, “Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues, ”Florida Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon Seminars, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 17, 2019
  • Moderator, “Family Law with the Legends,” American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter, March 2019

2018

  • Speaker, 'Planning for Marital Property Rights During Marriage and Upon Divorce and Death,' Bilzin Sumberg's Second Annual International Tax &Wealth Planning Conference, November 2018
  • Speaker, 'Addressing the Financial Elephant in the Room with your Significant Other,' Ellevate Network, September 2018
  • Moderator, 'Damages Claims in Divorce Proceedings,' Hispanic National Bar Association Roundtable, August 2018
  • Moderator, 'The Basics on Business Tax Returns,' American Bar Association Roundtable, July 2018
  • Author, “Chapter 3, Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida Bar, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, March 2018
  • Co-author, “Chapter 4, Modification of Property Rights,” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida Bar, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, February 2018
  • Moderator, 'Damages Claims in Divorce Proceedings,' American Bar Association Roundtable, March 2018
  • Moderator, 'Mining for Financial Information in a Divorce Using Personal Tax Returns,' American Bar Association Roundtable, December *2017*
  • Speaker, 'Super Stars in Trial,' Dade County Bar Association, July 2017
  • Co-author, “Chapter 3, Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida Bar, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, March 2017
  • Co-author, “Chapter 4, Modification of Property Rights,” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, The Florida Bar, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, February 2017
  • Author, “Marital Settlement Agreements,” Lexis Nexis Practice Advisor, 2016-Present
  • Speaker, 'Modern Families and Estate Planning,' STEP Miami, July 2016
  • Speaker, 'Hot Topics in Alimony,' Miami-Dade Legal Support Association, September 2015
  • Moderator, 'Family Law Panel,' Dade County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Conference, February 2015
  • Speaker, 'Hot Topics in Family Law,' Miami-Dade Legal Support Association, June 2014
  • Moderator, 'How to Litigate a Family Case,' Dade County Bar Association, December 2013
  • Moderator, 'Family Law Panel,' Dade County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Conference, February 2013

News

  • Featured, 'Las Finanzas y Los Acuerdos Prenupciales (Finances and Prenuptial Agreements),' Un Nuevo Dia, Telemundo, March 27, 2018
  • Quoted, “Five Strategies to Get a Better Deal in Mediation,” Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2015