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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||01/11/2016|
|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1989||03/13/2015|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Barry I Finkel,PA||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2015 - Present|
|South Palm Beach County Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation Committee||N/A||2013 - Present|
|South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group||Member||2013 - Present|
|Faulk Center for Group Counseling||Board of Trustees||2012 - 2014|
|Childrens' Spirit of Hope Foundation||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|The Ad\vocate||Collaborative Divorce Law||2015|
|Divorce Truths||Find Someone Else's Couch to Cry on||2014|
|Muses & Visionaries Magazine||Changing Reality: The Prenup||2012|
|Cornell Law School||Social Work||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Brooklyn Law School||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||N/A|
|Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family Therapy||Divorce Alternatives||2014|
|Divorce Support Group||Divorce from A Divorce Attorneys Perspective||2014|