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Wendy Lise Aikin

Family Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Wendy

Learn Wendy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%
    Wendy practices exclusively family law. She understands the emotional nature of family legal matters and the importance of trust in the attorney-client relationship. She helps families navigate through the legal process with dignity and respect. She has commitmented to providing excellent communication, personal attention and service. Her objective is to settle her client’s disputes timely and effectively.

    44 years

  2. Mediation
    25%
    Wendy is a certified Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator. Mediation is utilized as a method of resolving disputes within the litigation framework. In mediation, a trained, neutral mediator along with the attorneys, help the parties arrive at a solution to their conflict. If mediation does not result in a settlement, the parties usually proceed to trial.

    44 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

  4. Alimony
    15%

    44 years

  5. Child support
    10%

    44 years

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.

Location

The Aikin Family Law Group
2180 Park Avenue North
Building 100
Winter Park, FL, 32789

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Reviews

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Posted by Erik | February 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good service!
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Response from Wendy Aikin February 29, 2024
ERIK, Your nice review is posted to the wrong account. Please try to get it posted to the intended account. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce of long term marriage
Wendy and her team were extremely helpful throughout the entirety of my divorce. She helped navigate many of the sticky situations that arose and was able to reassume me of my rights as the father and the boundaries the law provides. I would highly recommend Wendy to others going through divorce.
Response from Wendy Aikin February 29, 2024
Thank you so much for these kind words. You were a pleasure to represent. Wendy
Posted by Mark | May 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Effective, and Courteous
Wendy Aiken and Stephanie Alvarez represented me in my efforts to terminate alimony upon my retirement. I worked primarily with Attorney Alvarez and found her very competent and effective as well as courteous and empathetic. She found a way to resolve my issues quickly and with no conflict. I strongly recommend Ms. Alvarez and the entire Aiken firm.
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Posted by Heather | May 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rockstar Attorney Who Genuinely Cares About People
Wendy was go generous and helpful with providing me with advice and attorney referrals to help me with my family law litigation case. I had multiple referrals to her, as she is a legal leader who handles each case with a high level of integrity for the best possible outcome for what's best for children involved. Thank you Wendy!
Posted by Shivani | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent person and Lawyer, Highly recommend.
Wendy is an excellent attorney and super kind person. She went above and beyond and did everything she could for my great outcome. I felt very comfortable and know that I'm in the best hands ever. I really appreciated working with entire Aikin team. I would highly recommend them to everyone. Thanks Again, Wendy!
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Prenuptial Agreement
Wendy and her team were amazing! My fiancé and I needed a prenuptial agreement with limited time to spare. Wendy and her team scheduled a Zoom meeting right away and gathered all necessary information. Within two weeks, we were signing the paperwork, and everyone was all smiles. It could not have gone any smoother or more efficiently.
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Posted by Douglas | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As good as it gets
I've hired many lawyers in my life, never thought I'd need a divorce lawyer... Wendy is hands down as good an attorney as I've ever met in my 40 years of working with various attorneys. Don't hesitate to hire her if you're in need - it's a no-brainer. Her calm competent and mature approach was invaluable to me, and it was never in doubt that she was in my corner at all times. I recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Separation Agreement
In reaching the decision to end a 10-year relationship, I wanted an attorney who was knowledgeable, fair and firm. Integrity was also very important to me. My goal was to emerge from this break-up feeling that I had been good to my partner while also protecting my interests. Wendy and her team were exactly the right choice. She helped me to process through the financial issues and emerge with a settlement that was fair to all concerned. In addition, because of Wendy's immense experience in this area, she also acted as a wise counselor as I attempted to understand and resolve the many emotional issues that are always present in a personal relationship in which you have invested so much of yourself. Wendy has the reputation for being "the best" and she certainly proved that to be the case. Her team is also excellent and very professional in every way. They deliver everything that is promised in a timely fashion -- and with integrity. I hope to never need her services again, but will continue to recommend Wendy to anyone who is looking for "THE BEST" divorce attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
  • Founding Board Member, President
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Inn #123
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • 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
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Minority Policy and Procedures Task Force Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Designation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Designation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2014
  • Designation
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • 2014
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2013
  • Designation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2012
  • Designation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2011
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2010
  • Designation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Designation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Committee Chairperson Award - Speakers' Bureau
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1982
  • Outstanding Committee Chairperson Award - Speaker's Bureau
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1981
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • 1981
  • Community Service Award
  • United Way
  • 1981
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • 1980
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Speaking Engagements

  • Collaborative State Conference
  • Creating the Collaborative Office
  • 2015
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendy is a thoughtful, highly knowledgable, and diligent attorney. It has been my pleasure to be able to participate in a case with her and I happily endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Wendy Aikin. Wendy is professional, ethical and zealous in the representation of her clients' interests. Wendy is an asset to the legal professional community."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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Winter Park Family Lawyer Wendy Lise Aikin
Wendy Lise Aikin
Family Attorney
Winter Park, FL
Licensed for 44 years