The Vette Law Team
Servicing Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Broward County and more.
Nicole Vette, Esq.
Nicole received her Juris Doctor (summa cum laude) from Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University, where she was ranked in the top three percent of her class. Nicole is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Florida. Mrs. Vette has represented numerous clients in dissolutions of marriage, custody disputes, paternity matters and domestic violence hearings. She is experienced in division of complex assets and has extensive trial experience. Nicole is also trained in collaborative law and is a Florida Family Law Mediator.
Mrs. Vette has significant litigation experience as a divorce attorney and has offices in Boynton Beach and Stuart, Florida. She continues to take cases to trial, when necessary. In many cases, there are sound alternatives to the traditional divorce court model. Wherever possible, thoughtful negotiation in the format of mediation or collaboration provides a holistic approach to the issues that must be resolved as a marriage is ending and often times reduces the stress and cost of divorce. In addition to helping clients progress through the legal complexities of divorce, Nicole strives to support her clients as they navigate the emotional layers of divorce--including the division of property and parenting matters.
Nicole Vette is a well known divorce lawyer in South Florida. She is a family law attorney and mediator. Nicole focuses her work exclusively on divorce, custody, and family law related issues. A South Florida native, Nicole attended law school at Nova Southeastern University and graduated with her law degree in 2012. While in law school, Nicole focused on family law and attended the children & family law clinic. Subsequently, Nicole has focused her entire career to assisting families. Nicole has handled collaborative family law cases, as well as divorce litigation. Nicole can also assist with name changes, step-parent adoptions, mediation, contempt/enforcement issues, alimony, child support, modifications of support, time-sharing, custody issues, pre-nuptial agreements, and domestic violence injunctions.
Erica V. Rubin, Esq.
Erica Rubin is an associate attorney at Vette Law. She focuses her practice exclusively on divorce and family law related matters including time-sharing, alimony, paternity, custody, child support and enforcement matters. Ms. Rubin is passionate about family law as it allows her to assist others during an extremely difficult time in their lives. The matters handled in family law are often complex and have a huge impact on a client’s life, but it also allows Erica the opportunity to provide a positive light during an otherwise dark time. Whenever an individual has to appear in court, it is a stressful time. Family law is unique in that it deals with very personal aspects of an individual’s life. She also ensures that her clients are well-represented during the pendency of each client’s case.
As a Florida native, Erica attended the University of Central Florida and graduated in 2018. Erica then attended law school at Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, and graduated in 2021.
Melanie Rose Kalmin, Esq.
Melanie Rose Kalmin is an associate attorney at Vette Law. She focuses her practice exclusively on divorce and family law related matters including time-sharing, alimony, paternity, custody, child support and enforcement matters. As a Florida native, Melanie attended the University of Central Florida and graduated in 2011. Melanie then attended law school at Florida International University, College of Law. After law school, Melanie went on to practice in the health care realm of law for several years until she realized her passion was in family law.
Ms. Kalmin understands that this is an emotional time in your life and you've likely never dealt with the legal side of things before. Melanie is compassionate with her clients and takes the time to explain the process so you can easily understand what is happening and what to expect. She tries to resolve the issues of your case without the need for trial. Melanie believes mediation, or collaborative mediation, is a great way to settle cases. Of course, if your case cannot settle, Vette Law is here for you through the trial process as well.
Sheryl Cochran Theodore
Sheryl is our senior paralegal, studying to take the Florida Bar Exam. Sheryl earned her Juris Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, and her Masters degree in Criminology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Sheryl has worked for law firms since 2002, starting as a receptionist at 19 years old and working her way up to senior paralegal and office management; 18 of those years were in family law practices. Sheryl accomplished her J.D. while working as a fulltime senior paralegal during the day and commuting an hour each way every evening for night classes. Sheryl enjoys her life in Lake Worth, Florida with her husband, Chris, teenager daughter, Aliyah, and pit-mix-puppy Luna.
Sarah Cloutier is our office manager at Vette Law. Sarah manages the daily function of the firm from scheduling, filing, and billing. Sarah organizes the office operations and procedures while also guiding and motivating our staff.
Machen is our Paralegal at Vette Law. With over 10 years of paralegal experience in the area of Family Law, Machen is instrumental to the firm. Specifically, Machen assists the Attorney's with your case from start to finish. She handles discovery and mandatory disclosures for our clients; schedules mediations, depositions, hearings, and attorney/client meetings; and helps prepare evidence and exhibits for hearings or trials.
Kim Prendergast is our legal assistant at Vette Law. Kim works with clients and assists the attorneys with scheduling and filing. Kim is instrumental in the daily function of the firm and is exceptional with client relations and assisting with legal matters!
Joely Espana is our Legal Assistant at Vette law. She is passionate about family law and uses her experience in the legal field to support the attorney's with scheduling court appearances, drafting, managing case files, as well as keeping the clients up to date on their case. In her free time she is a volunteer Guardian ad litem for Palm Beach County where she advocates on behalf children that have been abandoned, abused or neglected.
Nicole "Alana" Sagman
Nicole "Alana" Sagman is one of our legal assistants here at Vette Law. Nicole assists the attorneys with scheduling consultations, phone calls, and filing. As a Florida native, Nicole attended the University of Central Florida and graduated in 2017. Nicole attended Arizona State University where she obtained her Masters in Social Work, and graduated in 2019. She is passionate about helping others and enjoys assisting the clients with their legal matters.