I have been practicing in Central Florida for over 35 years as both a former trial attorney and, since 1995, exclusively as a family law lawyer. Over the last decade, I have focused my energies and efforts on my collaborative law and mediation practice. I possess an ability to see the big picture and to assist in finding creative solutions where they may not be readily apparent. In protecting the rights and safety of children, I am tenacious, and my personality and style are such that I often bring a calming influence to contentious situations. My consistent goal is to guide clients to outcomes that preserve, and even enhance, family relationships, while minimizing damage to children. At The Aikin Family Law Group our culture is such that we treat all of our clients with respect, compassion and caring, from the front desk to the corner office. We value empowering clients to be able to focus on global resolutions tailored to their family’s needs.
I have been instrumental in the expansion and acceptance of collaborative law practice in Central Florida over the last decade and serve as the President of The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, an organization of collaboratively-trained attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals, numbering 110 members strong. I am passionate in my belief that divorce and related issues are better handled out of the courtroom setting, ideally around a table with the guidance and expertise of both attorneys, a mental health neutral and a financial neutral. Direct, open and transparent communication results in greater efficiency and clarity, allowing for more informed decision-making and more lasting agreements.
Mediation adds another dimension to my practice and allows me to bring to bear the skills to resolve legal disputes such as child custody and timesharing, child support and modifications, contested and uncontested divorce, equitable distribution, domestic abuse, alimony/spousal support, relocation and other Family Law issues. My reputation is one of tackling the hardest cases with complex issues and complicated family dynamics and working the cases as needed between the formal mediations sessions, as may be required for resolution. My extensive community contacts help access resources to guide cases to conclusion.
I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating, and have been voted by my peers as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2007. I am a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, having chaired various committees and served as Secretary to the OCBA. I am a founding member of the American Inns of Court, #123, and a founding member and former counselor to the Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court. Both organizations were created to enhance professionalism and to provide education and mentorship opportunities. I am also a founding board member and current President of The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. Most recently, I was selected as a Florida Trend magazine Legal Elite attorney in the Marital and Family Law area, one of only 39 attorneys to receive the recognition in the State of Florida.
I am married and I enjoy a blended family of four children and two grandchildren with a third grandchild on the way.
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I endorse this lawyer. Wendy is one of the brightest, most professional, and compassionate lawyers in our state. Her legal knowledge, innate problem-solving capabilities and kind, caring manor make her one of the most respected lawyers in our community. She is a leader in Collaborative Law and mediation, and continues to mentor young lawyers. Wendy is iconic!
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1979||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Designation||The Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2015|
|Designation||The Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Designation||The Best Lawyers In America||2014|
|Best Lawyers, Family Law||Orlando Magazine||2014|
|Best Lawyers, Family Law||Orlando Magazine||2013|
|Designation||The Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Best Lawyers, Family Law||Orlando Magazine||2012|
|Designation||The Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyers, Family Law||Orlando Magazine||2011|
|Best Lawyers, Family Law||Orlando Magazine||2010|
|Designation||The Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Outstanding Committee Chairperson Award - Speakers' Bureau||Orange County Bar Association||1982|
|Meritorious Service Award||Legal Aid Society of Orange County||1981|
|Community Service Award||United Way||1981|
|Outstanding Committee Chairperson Award - Speaker's Bureau||Orange County Bar Association||1981|
|Meritorious Service Award||Legal Aid Society of Orange County||1980|
|Partner/Owner||The Aikin Family Law Group||1995 - Present|
|Partner||Osborne and Aikin, P.A.||1985 - 1995|
|Associate||Robertson, Williams, Duane, Lewis & Ranson, P.A.||1982 - 1984|
|Associate||Giles, Hedrick & Robinson, P.A.||1979 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Supreme Court Historical Society||Member||2010 - 2010|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2009 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida||Founding Board Member, President||2008 - Present|
|Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court||Founding Member, Counselor to Inn||2005 - 2008|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1995 - 1995|
|Florida Bar||Member, Chair, Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee A||1993 - 1996|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member, Secretary of Bar Association||1983 - 1984|
|Florida Bar||Member, Young Lawyers' Section Convention Committee||1981 - 1982|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Member, Minority Policy and Procedures Task Force Committee||N/A|
|American Inns of Court, Inn #123||Founding Member||N/A|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Collaboratvive Family Law Council Conference Workshop||Team Dynamics in Collaborative: Who fits and why||2014|
|Collaborative Practice The Future is Now Speaker||Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law||2013|
|Barry University College of Law Symposium Speaker||Practicing Collaborative Family Law||2011|