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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||07/20/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Special Master Commendation||Judicial Dept. State of Connecticut-Superior Court Family Law Division||1986|
|Poses Prize for Excellence in Clinical Practice||New York University School of Law||1977|
|Principal||Silver Divorce Center||2004 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor- Family Law||Barry University School Of Law||2017 - 2017|
|Adjunct Professor- Family Law||Quinnipiac University School Of Law||1989 - 1989|
|Partner||Silver Golub & Teitell LLP||1987 - 2000|
|Partner||Fleisher Trow & Silver||1983 - 1987|
|Visiting Profession-US Constitutional & Family Law||Beijing University School Of Law||1981 - 1982|
|Associate||Glazer Wechsler Seelig & Glazer||1977 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court||Barrister||2008 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida||Member||2005 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Annual Conference Co-Chair||2016 - 2017|
|Seminole County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair||2005 - 2005|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section||Co-chair||1996 - 1998|
|Icahn v. Icahn||Matter settled privately|
|Divorce, alimony, child support, property settlement||Successful for my client and her children|
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|Strategies for Family Law in Florida (Inside the Minds)||Collaborative Divorce, Unbundled Services, Pro Se Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Methods for Challenging Economic Times||2012|
|Connecticut Family Law Journal||The Professional License: Fruit of the Marital Property Tree?"||1983|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Bucknell University||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Political Science & International Relations||Junior Year Abroad||N/A|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Collaborative Practice: Skills & Solutions for Every Restructuring Family||2016|
|Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Sharpening Your Skills With Collaborative Practice||2015|
|Florida Association of Family & Conciliation Courts||How Collaborative Skills Can Help Every Divorcing Family||2015|
|FACP Annual Conference||The Tension Between Confidentiality, Privacy, and Transparency in Collaborative Practice||2015|
|Mental Health Professional Continuing Education||Collaborative Divorce: A Better Path to Family Reconstruction||2014|
|Florida Collaborative Council Annual Conference||The Art of Collaboration: From Roots to Results||2014|
|Central Florida Behavioral Hospital-Continuing Mental Health Professional Education||Collaborative Divorce: A Better Path to Family Reconsturction||2014|
|Last First Date Radio||How to Avoid Divorce the Second Time Around||2013|
|Continuing Education Seminar||Collaborative Family Law||2013|
|American Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Division||Doing Well While Doing Good: Building a Mediation, Collaborative & Unbundled Divorce Practice||2010|
|NBI CLE Seminar||Custody Modification and Ethical Considerations||2007|
|Overview of Connecticut Family Law||Anatomy of A Divorce Trial: Direct Examination of Your Clients||1998|
|Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association||Seminar on Family Law||1991|
Posted by James
When I first met Elaine I was attempting to handle the divorce on my own. I didn't realize it at the time that my blood pressure was climbing to unsafe levels. It was only after a yearly physical that my doctor told me that my blood pressure had gone up 40 points. He almost put me on blood pressure medicine. He told me to go home and eat more fruits and vegetables and to come back in a month. The next day I hired Elaine Silver to be my divorce attorney. My blood pressure went back down 40 points to the normal levels. My doctor thought it was fruits and vegetables....I know it was Elaine. Divorces by nature are very difficult. They reek from emotions. Elaine is very good at removing the emotional component and helping the client stay on track. She is an excellent collaborative lawyer but can also deal with an adversarial lawyer like my ex had. She is an excellent advisor of different options, approaches, etc but she is also smart enough to realize that she works for the client...not the other way around. I can't say that I always agreed with everything she said but most of the time she was spot on with the right approach. If I could give Elaine more than five stars I would. That is the difference that she has made in my life. I was dreading going through the divorce proceedings but she really helped to take the burden off of me and just ride it through to completion.
Posted by Dawn
I was so overwhelmed by the thought of divorce and concerned for its effects on my three children. At times the anger, anxiety and self doubt seemed unbearable. Elaine was so wonderful at keeping me calm and focused. She helped me get through the process with dignity. She helped me to concentrate my energies on the final outcome for me and my kids and not get bogged down in the mire of day to day hostilities (and thoughts of revenge!). Ultimately, the result was what was right for all of us, and at a much smaller price tag.
I walked away from divorce with my head held high. I have no doubts that my decisions were in my best interests and the best interests of my children. Four years later, I consider Elaine my divorce attorney, my spiritual guru, and my friend.
I wholeheartedly recommend Elaine Silver to anyone who can get past the need to draw blood from her ex and do what's right for her children.
Posted by Tim
Thank you so very much for the exceptional job you did in representing me during my recent divorce. You demonstrated wisdom, intelligence and grace during this entire ordeal. You employed the highest standard of professionalism when dealing with opposing counsel and acted as a calm and steady voice of reason during a most difficult and stressful time.
Also, you have been beyond fair and equitable regarding billing for time spent. That aspect of this experience has been recognized and greatly appreciated. Thank you for that.
You demonstrated a genuine empathy for my situation and I felt you always had MY best interest in mind. I couldn’t have asked for more principled and honest representation or a better advocate throughout this entire process.
Arthur Grossman, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Elaine for about 5 years. She has mediated cases for me and is a fellow member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. She is a wonderful person and a skilled mediator and lawyer. She is professional, ethical, empathetic, and funny too!
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