Firm Value Statement:
I truly understand that family litigation can be difficult and a costly event to families because I personally endured a highly conflictive, litigious 7-year divorce. I provide legal services to divorcing couples and families by way of the collaborative process which is non-adversarial and estate planning during and after the divorce. Non-adversarial means working together co-operatively to reach the best resolution for everyone. In addition, family mediation is provided when needed. As a collaborative attorney, I work closely with a team of collaboratively trained professionals to minimize conflict, resolve family issues amicably, and protect the children from emotional harm. Generally, I put temporary estate planning protections in place such as a Health Care Surrogate until the divorce is finalized. A Florida Health Care Surrogate designation is the legal document that provides you with the opportunity to name a trusted person to make health care decisions for you in case you can’t. Moving forward, I then educate families on different planning options so that they can make the best, informed decisions in designing a thorough and comprehensive Estate Plan that will work for them and their loved ones if and when the time comes.
I am living proof that there is light at the end of the tunnel after divorce. I am determined to make the process for families far easier than what it was for me. One of the ways I accomplish this is by applying my P.E.A.C.E. resolution approach which clients really do appreciate.
P for Peaceful,
E for Empower,
A for Amicable,
C for Cost-Effective, and
E for Everything Else.
My practice is limited to non-adversarial and solution based methods of resolution such as Pro-se, Pre-suit Mediation, Family Mediation, Collaborative Process and Estate Planning During and After Divorce.
Languages: English and Spanish
Education and Degrees
- Juris Doctor, St. Thomas University School of Law
- Elder Law Certificate, St. Thomas University School of Law
- M.B.A., Barry University
- B.B.A., Florida International University
- A.A., Miami Dade College
- The Florida Bar
- Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
- Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator
- Elder Law Mediator
- Parenting Coordinator
Other Professional Organizations
- Collaborative Family Law Institute (CFLI) Member
- Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) Member
- Dade County Bar Association
- Broward County Bar Association
- Member of the Florida Bar Sections: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Family Law, Elder Law
- RPPTL Member
- ABA Member