Family conflict is the most difficult situations that most of us can face. Whether... more
Family conflict is the most difficult situations that most of us can face. Whether it is conflict with your current spouse, your former spouse, your siblings and parents or your adult children, the disagreements can lead to stress that invades all aspects of your life. These conflicts, when turned over to the legal system by contested divorce, post divorce litigation, probate or guardianship co... view profile
I love what I do and where I do it.Thanks to wonderful family and friends, both in... more
I love what I do and where I do it.Thanks to wonderful family and friends, both in my personal and professional life, I have a family-focused law practice and family-focused household. With a growing family I can appreciate the joys and struggles my clients face and thoroughly encourage methods that will reduce stress and conflict so as to provide greater fulfillment in all your life's journeys.
In addition to my legal experience and working as general counsel, I have owned and... more
In addition to my legal experience and working as general counsel, I have owned and operated my own business for 10 years so I understand the issues small businesses face, not only from a legal perspective, but from cash flow, employee issues and regulatory compliance. My efforts in negotiations, contracts and business have been based on building relationships and finding creative solutions for... view profile
Beyond all else, I have great respect for those who maintain the ethical and... more
Beyond all else, I have great respect for those who maintain the ethical and professional integrity of the Bar, the judiciary, and the judicial system. By striving to upholdintegrity within the profession, we are better able to serve our clients.Each day attorneys are faced with ethical and moral decisions which can greatly impact the lives of our clients and those with whom we encounter within... view profile
I am board certified by the Florida Bar in Construction law and am a Fellow of the... more
I am board certified by the Florida Bar in Construction law and am a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association. I am an active member of my local Chapters of the National Contract Management Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors and Home Builders and Contractors of Brevard. I frequently speak and write on a variety of subjects involving government contracts and const... view profile
I am the only attorney in Stuart, Florida who is designated by the Florida Bar as a... more
I am the only attorney in Stuart, Florida who is designated by the Florida Bar as a board certified expert and specialist in Labor and Employment law. This certification required extensive experience, peer review and testing. I have over 30 years of experience and represent employers and employees in many types of employment matters including: wage and hour cases, workplace disputes, discri... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.