DADvocacy® was founded by family law attorney Chantale Suttle. DADvocacy’s clients benefit from Chantale’s sixteen years of legal experience. She is the only lawyer in Miami-Dade County who has dealt with the child support enforcement system from all three angles—prosecutor, defense attorney, and magistrate judge. It is through those combined experiences that Chantale realized the need for a firm like DADvocacy®. DADvocacy® is solely dedicated to helping fathers who are facing the child support enforcement system.
The firm was created to even the playing field for fathers and alleged fathers in a system that is well-intentioned, but stacked against them. DADvocacy’s core belief is that a man should be helped to understand the system, and pay no more than his fair share under the law. When a father who wants to work with the system is given the same respect and support as a mother, his life will more likely improve as will the lives of his children. Chantal’s vision for the firm also included flat fee, and only flat fee representation. Fathers who know exactly what their lawyer will cost them ahead of time can make budgeting decisions that consider their children first and foremost.
In addition to serving fathers, courts regularly appoint Chantale to represent the interests of children in marital disputes as a guardian ad Litem. She is a member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section Child Support Issues Committee, and chairs the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, where she reviews the investigation and sanctioning of unethical lawyers. Chantale is a graduate of the University of Miami, School of Law.