Maxine Derkatch has been an attorney for over 29 years and practices primarily in... more
Maxine Derkatch has been an attorney for over 29 years and practices primarily in the fields of adoption, juvenile, and family law. A graduate of Brooklyn College and New York Law School, Maxine is a member of the Florida and New York Bars. She was also a teacher in the New York City public schools system. Maxine has extensive experience as an investigative attorney and a prosecutor, and has re... view profile
I received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Miami in Broadcasting... more
I received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Miami in Broadcasting and Political Science and my Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. I have practiced law exclusively in South Florida in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. My career began with litigating cases for the Florida Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, prosecuting cases ... view profile
An adoption lawyer helps to place children with parents other than their birth parents. An adoption cuts off the birth parents' rights and responsibilities, and gives them to the adoptive parents. Once an adoption is final, the adopted child receives the same legal treatment as a biological child. Adoption is often an emotional time and an adoption lawyer can help you make the right decisions for the child.