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Jennifer C. Frank

Practice areas:

Family, Alimony, Child Support, Adoption

About Me

 


Board Certified in Marital and Family Law


 


Jennifer C. Frank is a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney. Board certified lawyers have met The Florida Bar’s highest standards for specialized knowledge, skills, and proficiency within their area of expertise.  The experience and competency of Certified lawyers have been rigorously evaluated, and they are the only Florida lawyers allowed to refer to themselves as “specialists” or “experts” in their particular field.  Only approximately 6% of licensed attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar.   Jennifer has therefore distinguished herself with the Florida Bar and within her legal community as a specialist and expert in her practice area of Family and Marital Law.


 


Frank Family Law Practice Philosophy


 


Jennifer has been handling family law matters since 1994 and, while she is a fully seasoned trial litigator, Jennifer is committed to exhausting all other creative avenues and options before resorting to the use of our unpredictable Court system to solve her client's problems.  Jennifer’s practice style is both compassionate and practical. Her family law clients appreciate her honesty and her ability to provide realistic goals while protecting their interests.  Jennifer understands that it never makes sense for families to spend all of their hard-earned income and assets on lawyers and litigation.  She is therefore devoted to finding creative settlement solutions which minimize damage to the family, to their finances, to their businesses, and which work towards positive co-parenting relationships in the future. Jennifer works hard to resolve cases in a civilized and dignified manner while always working to keep the financial and emotional well-being of the family as a whole at the forefront.


 


Marital and Family Law Practice Areas 


 


The Frank Family Law Practice is located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, near Orlando and Winter Park and Jennifer is its founder and president. Frank Family Law Practice represents clients throughout Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Volusia Counties. The practice is focused entirely on all aspects of Marital and Family Law including, but not limited to, divorce, timesharing (child custody and visitation), alimony, the division of marital wealth and assets (including cases requiring business valuations and other complex asset analysis), child support, enforcement of child support, alimony and equitable distribution, modifications of child support, alimony, and other post-judgment cases, domestic violence injunctions, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and paternity cases.


 


Collaborative Law


 


Jennifer is specially trained and has extensive experience in successfully handling cases within the Collaborative Law model.  This dispute resolution model teams two Lawyers (each representing one spouse) with two highly trained neutral professionals (a Mental Health Neutral and a Financial Neutral).  The roles of the neutrals are absolutely essential and central to the process.  Both parties sign an agreement in advance committing themselves to the Collaborative process and agreeing, as a form of “insurance,” that they must end their attorney’s representation and find new counsel if the Collaborative process were to break down and move to litigation. This team then works intensely outside of the court system through a series of carefully planned and well-organized meetings to assist the spouses in finding their best possible resolution to their divorce or post-divorce matter. While these cases are not always easy, this process allows the spouses to work through some of their pain and frustrations within the safety of the team while still working creatively and cooperatively to solve the practical and legal problems created by the divorce.  Often these Collaborative cases result in the spouses ending their marriage, after a lot of hard work, while maintaining a tone of respect, dignity, and civility with one another that is difficult to achieve in a typical litigation case. 


 


Certified Family Law Mediator


 


Jennifer is a State of Florida Certified Family Law Mediator. As a mediator, she works hard to limit positional and intractable bargaining behaviors that prevent settlement.  Instead, she works with parties and their lawyers to have the often difficult face-to-face conversations necessary to reach a creative resolution while in a safe, comfortable, non-threatening and effective mediation environment. Jennifer explores and develops creative and workable solutions and is committed to providing parties and their attorneys the necessary time and space needed to ensure that all aspects of their Agreement are fully understood before signing.


 


Adoption & Surrogacy – Family Building Services


 


Frank Family Law Practice provides services to help clients grow their families. This can include adoption as well as contracts for surrogacy and third-party egg or sperm donation. Frank Family Law practice is dedicated to providing knowledgeable and compassionate adoption and fertility advice so that clients can make decisions about growing their families that are right for them. For birth mothers, Jennifer and her firm offers compassion, experience and skill that can help them find the right family and to arrange a placement that honors their wishes for the future. These legal services extend to same-sex couples seeking to begin or expand their families.


 


Professional & Community Involvement


 


Jennifer has been an active member within her community and has held several leadership roles over the years. Currently she sits on the Executive Board for The First Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court where she has been a member since its inception. She also serves on the board for the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. She is an active member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida.  In 2012 (Chicago, IL) and in 2013 (San Antonio, TX) Jennifer participated in the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) 4-day Forums for Advanced Collaborative Law Training.  Jennifer is a member of the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida and the League of Women Voters, Orlando Chapter. In 2007 she served as chair of the Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee. She also worked on the executive committee of the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section from 1999 to 2005, serving as the chair and co-chair from 2003 to 2005.


 


Jennifer graduated from the University of Miami in 1994 with her Juris Doctorate and began practicing law that same year in St. Petersburg. After 2 years, she moved to Central Florida. As a wife and mother, Jennifer is a mindful and practical attorney who seeks fairness and balance at every turn.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Adoption: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Alimony: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($395/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Elmer Sanchez

    I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is always professional and strives to get the best result for her clients.

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    Elmer Sanchez Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Paul Sampson

    Jennifer Frank and I worked on a pupilage group for the Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court. I was impressed!

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    Michael Sampson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Frank Family Law Practice

815 Orienta Ave
Suite 1030
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199408/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyers in Orlando - Family LawOrlando Style Magazine2015
Board Certified in Marital and Family LawFlorida Bar2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Statewide Collaborative Family Law BoardBoard Member2015 - Present
The Central Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtPresident2014 - 2015
Winter Park Code Enforcement BoardBoard Member2013 - Present
Florida Symphony Youth OrchestraBoard Member2012 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Group of Central FloridaMember2007 - Present
The Florida Bar Grievance CommitteeChair2005 - 2007
Orange County Bar Assn Family Law CommitteeCo-chair1999 - 2005
The First Central Florida American Inn of Court No. 123Member1998 - 2002
The Orange County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
The Florida BarMember1994 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1994