Miami, Florida 33155
Admitted to practice law since 1980, I limit my practice to family law. The introduction of Collaborative Law has been a tremendous aid in supporting clients through the stressful process of divorce, paternity and other family law proceedings. The implementation of the Principles of Collaborative Law in dealing with other professionals permits greater freedom and better use of the lawyers experience and knowledge in a manner beneficial to the parties and the children of the marriage. Through collaboration the parties can create a synergy of opportunities.
<br> Collaborative Law is a positive, creative and civil alternative to the traditional, adversarial system of litigation and the destructive nature inherent in a trial or any other contested family matter. Although the grief and hardship of a divorce are not completely eliminated, the collaborative process is effective in achieving results without the additional collateral damage associated with litigation.
<br>As a Certified Mediator experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution methods available to clients, the added avenue of Collaborative Law has been a significant step forward in assisting clients reach a successful conclusion to a daunting, often-exasperating event. In the Collaborative process, clients are actively participating with dignity and respect in structuring agreements which will have lifetime implications for the entire family. This is in sharp contract to a Judge imposing directives and orders which may not always consider the nuances, idiosyncrasies and special needs of each member of your family, including your children.
University of Florida, B.A 1976 High Honors
Boston College Law School, Juris Doctor 1980