Coral Gables, Florida 33134
At The Law Offices of Robert J. Merlin, P.A., we are dedicated to using our experience to make a positive difference in our clients' lives. Through client education, a focus on out-of-court settlements, and a passionate approach to our work, Robert J. Merlin and his associate and staff help guide families through the complex areas of family law and divorce.
Our practice is limited to family law, and we do not litigate any longer. We specialize in the Collaborative Process, mediation, direct negotiations and other methods to facilitate out-of-court settlements. We represent clients in dissolution of marriage matters, paternity matters, the preparation and negotiation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements and settlement agreements and we are available on a consultation basis to clients and other professionals.
Robert J. Merlin is experienced in Collaborative law, mediation and direct settlement negotiations. His firm no longer represents clients in contested litigation because very few cases should ever have to go to court and reasonable people should be able to resolve their differences without doing battle in a court. Bob would prefer to help his clients resolve their differences in a respectful and non-adversarial manner. Robert Merlin is a Florida Bar Board Certified Family Law Specialist, he is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, he has received numerous special trainings in the Collaborative Process and Peacemaking and he meets the IACP standards as a Collaborative trainer.
Basic and intermediate Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training; establishing a Collaborative Law practice; creating and operating a Collaborative practice group
Basic Interdisciplinary Training - November 2010, November 2011, May and November 2012, May and June 2013, June and November 2014, May 2015, December 2015, February 2016, March 2016, July 2016
Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training - May 2013
University of Florida Levin College of Law - Lecturer on Collaborative Family Law during Fall and Spring semesters each year
Frequent lecturer on Collaborative Law to local Bar Associations
Presenter - American Psychological Association - Florida Chapter
Presenter - Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Florida Chapter annually since 2012
Presenter - Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals annual conference - 2013, 2014 and 2015
Basic Interdisciplinary Training November 2010 - University of Miami College of Law
Basic Interdisciplinary Training June 2011 - University of Florida Levin College of Law
Basic Interdisciplinary Training November 2011 - Miami, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training June 2012 - University of Florida Levin College of Law
Basic Interdisciplinary Training November 2012 - Miami, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training May 2013 - Tampa, Florida
Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training May 2013 - Tampa, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training June 2013 - New Hampshire
Basic Interdisciplinary Training November 2013 - Miami, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training June 2014 - Boca Raton, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training December 2014 - Boca Raton, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training June 2015 - Miami, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training December 2015 - Miami, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training February 2016 - Jacksonville, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training March 2016 - Miami, Florida
Basic Interdisciplinary Training July 2016 - Panama City, Florida
Lana Stern, Ph.D.
Rosemarie S. Roth, Esquire
Pamela Schneider, Esquire
Paul A. Garcia, C.P.A.
Edward Sachs, C.P.A.
Eilene Brodie, C.P.A.
Lauren Davis, Esquire