I am a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator and Qualified Parent Coordinator. I am also a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney and I recognize that litigation is the least favorable means to resolve conflict in any family. I have therefore dedicated my career to assisting families to resolve their personal issues without the need of judicial intervention through mediation, collaborative representation and parent coordination.
I know that litigation is emotionally stressful and financially costly. I also know there are alternatives to litigation that will lead to positive results for all parties involved in family disputes, whether considering the care for an aging parent, disputes between siblings over inheritance or the management of a family business, the dissolution of a marriage or issues of how best to educate, discipline and raise children. I also offer training on negotiation and mediation to attorneys, health care workers, educators and children.
Every person needs to know skills of how to negotiate but, unfortunately, this is seldom taught in school. In learning these skills conflict can often be avoided or reduced and, when it does occur, conflict can be resolved in a more favorable manner.