Firm Value Statement:  Robert J. Merlin, P.A. is dedicated to helping our clients resolve their family matters as amicably and as expeditiously as possible.  Our practice is limited to non-adversarial methods of resolving family matters, such as the Collaborative Process, mediation and direct negotiations and we also prepare Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements.  Our goal is for our clients to be in a better position after we have represented them than they were when they first contacted us.

Languages: English

Education and Degrees

  • University of Florida (B.S., 1976);
  • Mercer University School of Law;
  • Cambridge University & The Institute of Law – Polish Academy of Science (1978);
  • University of Florida (J.D., with honors, 1978)

Professional Licenses   

  • The Florida Bar – Member since 1979

Other Professional Organizations           

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law – 1994 – Present
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section: Legislation Committee (2011-13), ADR Committee, Chair (2010-2014);
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator – 2011 – Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals – Treasurer and qualified Collaborative Trainer
  • Collaborative Family Law Institute – President (2008 -2013)
  • Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida – Member
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group – Member
  • Next Generation Divorce – Honorary Member
  • Florida Bar Family Law Rules – Former Chair
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association; Family Law Section and Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee
  • American Bar Association Foundation Fellow