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Love Your Children More Than You Hate Each Other

I recently mediated a contentious, ongoing custody case.  As the mediator, I had the benefit of looking at the case through the lens of an impartial facilitator and what I witnessed was very sad and also, far too common: Two parents whose hatred and disdain for each other was deep and intense AND whose mutual … Read more

Mara Bernstein

Manage Your Divorce Expectations

THIS is the message I’ve been conveying for years: Divorce differently if you want to save time, money and protect your family in a private and confidential setting.    Here is the link to the “NY Times Article: Manage Your Divorce Expectations” article: READ MORE  To learn more about collaborative divorce and other divorce options, go … Read more

Boca Raton Divorce Attorney

Customized Divorce

Each of us has different circumstances, relationships, concerns, priorities, hopes and dreams.  That is why I provide customized divorce options to meet my divorce and family law clients where they are.   Here are some of the options: DIVORCE  LITIGATION :   For more contentious divorce and other family law matters where you just cannot agree; one … Read more

Florida Divorce Lawyers

Your Situation is Unique – Divorce is Not “One Size Fits All”

Each of us has different circumstances, relationships, concerns, priorities, hopes and dreams.  That is why I provide customized divorce options to meet my divorce and family law clients where they are.   Here are some of the options: DIVORCE  LITIGATION :   For more contentious divorce and other family law matters where you just cannot agree; one … Read more

Florida Divorce Attornies

I’m Considering Divorce, What Should I Do Ahead of Time to Prepare?

The decision to get divorced is monumental and requires carefully thought out planning.  Here are four important steps you should take before filing for divorce*:             1.  Copy all financial records:  It’s essential to have a handle on your finances and what funds go in and out each month. Before your soon to be Ex … Read more

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Four Must-Haves for Hiring a Divorce Attorney

After practicing divorce law in New York City and now, in South Florida, I’ve “cleaned up” many cases after clients hire attorneys who are clearly the wrong choice for their divorce.  I don’t want you to make the same mistakes, so here’s what you must look for when hiring a divorce attorney: MAKE SURE S/HE … Read more

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So, You’re Thinking About Divorce?

Making the decision to get divorced takes courage and strength.  And, if you want to have some control over your divorce and  your post-divorce life, it also takes vision. Vision to come up with a picture of what you want your life to look post-divorce—what are your goals, your aspirations, your priorities surrounding your children, … Read more

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Is a “Private Divorce” Right for You?

As a divorce attorney who has litigated, settled, mediated and collaborated hundreds of divorces, I am very passionate about collaborative divorce (also known by me as private divorce).  Here’s why: I know it works My collaborative divorce clients have thanked me repeatedly for encouraging them to undertake a collaborative divorce.  Collaborative divorce won’t change the … Read more

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