Divorce is difficult.
It doesn't have to be devastating.
When you take control of your divorce, rather than letting a judge who knows nothing about you make all the decisions, you get the results you want and your family deserves. Mara Bernstein empowers her clients to control the timing, cost, and outcome of their cases within a confidential process outside of the court system.
The decision you make about how you get divorced, negotiate a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, or resolve other family law matters is one of the most important you will ever make. It will affect your family, your finances, and your future.
Most of all, it will affect your peace of mind.
Meet Mara Bernstein
FAMILY & MARITAL ATTORNEY
COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE ATTORNEY
GUARDIAN AD LITEM
With an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, Mara began her career three decades ago as a divorce litigation attorney at a preeminent New York City family and marital law Firm. Licensed to practice law in both New York and Florida, Mara now practices in South Florida with Barry Finkel, Esq, at the Law Offices of Barry I. Finkel, P.A., with offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. Whether it’s Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation or litigation, Mara will educate you, guide you and advocate for you so that you enter the next chapter of your life emotionally and financially secure.
Unlike divorce litigation, Collaborative Divorce provides clients with a private and confidential out-of-court divorce. The parties control the timing, expense, and outcome of their divorce or other family law matter.
Like Collaborative Divorce, mediation provides clients with a confidential, out-of-court resolution to divorce and other family law matters. When people are unable to resolve family law disputes, it is common for the parties involved to meet with an objective third party to mediate the dispute. Mediation can proceed with or without lawyers depending on the complexity of the case.
Cases in which the parties cannot agree or where one party has violated court orders or agreements require a judge to decide the outcome of an issue or case. In these instances, Mara works with esteemed trial lawyer Barry Finkel.
PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
Approximately half of all marriages end in divorce, which is why planning for the future is essential—especially for those with children from prior relationships, premarital businesses, or inherited wealth.
CUSTOM SERVICES AND LEGAL CONSULTING
After decades practicing divorce and marital law in New York City and now in South Florida, Mara can help you with a wide variety of issues related to divorce and family law.
Areas of Practice
COMPLEX DIVORCE LITIGATION
PRENUPTIAL & POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
ASSET DIVISION & EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
PARENTING, CHILD CUSTODY & CHILD SUPPORT
HIGH NET WORTH DIVORCE