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Mara Bernstein is a veteran Family Law Attorney and mediator who practiced in New York City for over a decade before relocating to South Florida. A graduate of Cornell University with a Baccalaureate degree in Social Work and Law Degree from Brooklyn Law school, Mara is admitted to both the Florida Bar and the New York Bar. 


 


 While aggressively pursuing her client’s interests with respect to children, financial circumstances and future prospects,  Mara understands the emotional impact divorce has on her clients and their families.   Because of this, Mara stresses the importance of ongoing communication with her clients to assess their needs and the needs of  their children.  Throughout the years, Mara has litigated, negotiated and mediated the full spectrum of family law issues  from premarital and post-marital agreements to post-divorce enforcement and modifications.


 


Mara is a member of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar, Family Law Section Mediation and Collaborative Law Committee of the Florida Bar.  Active in the community, Mara is on the Board of Trustees of  the Children's Spirit of Hope Foundation and a founding member of The Sophia Grace Foundation and Free Arts NYC. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Offices of Barry Finkel Pa

1800 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201201/11/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Barry I Finkel,PA2013 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2015 - Present
South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation CommitteeN/A2013 - Present
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law GroupMember2013 - Present
Faulk Center for Group CounselingBoard of Trustees2012 - 2014
Childrens' Spirit of Hope FoundationBoard Member2012 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Ad\vocateCollaborative Divorce Law2015
Divorce TruthsFind Someone Else's Couch to Cry on2014
Muses & Visionaries MagazineChanging Reality: The Prenup2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolSocial WorkBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Brooklyn Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family TherapyDivorce Alternatives2014
Divorce Support GroupDivorce from A Divorce Attorneys Perspective2014