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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 timesharingchild support and modificationscontested and uncontested divorceequitable distributiondomestic abusealimony/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.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    36 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
    36 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Alimony: 15%
    36 years
  5. Child Support: 10%
    36 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Carolyn Sue Crichton

    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.


    Carolyn Crichton Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brenda Lee London

    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!


    Brenda London Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Aikin Family Law Group

2180 Park Avenue North
Building 100
Winter Park, FL, 32789


FLMember in Good Standing197906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DesignationThe Best Lawyers in America2016
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
DesignationThe Best Lawyers in America2015
DesignationSuper Lawyers2015
DesignationSuper Lawyers2014
DesignationThe Best Lawyers In America2014
Best Lawyers, Family LawOrlando Magazine2014
Best Lawyers, Family LawOrlando Magazine2013
DesignationThe Best Lawyers in America2013
DesignationSuper Lawyers2013
DesignationSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers, Family LawOrlando Magazine2012
DesignationThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers, Family LawOrlando Magazine2011
DesignationSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers, Family LawOrlando Magazine2010
DesignationThe Best Lawyers in America2010
DesignationSuper Lawyers2010
DesignationSuper Lawyers2009
DesignationSuper Lawyers2008
DesignationSuper Lawyers2007
Outstanding Committee Chairperson Award - Speakers' BureauOrange County Bar Association1982
Meritorious Service AwardLegal Aid Society of Orange County1981
Community Service AwardUnited Way1981
Outstanding Committee Chairperson Award - Speaker's BureauOrange County Bar Association1981
Meritorious Service AwardLegal Aid Society of Orange County1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/OwnerThe Aikin Family Law Group1995 - Present
PartnerOsborne and Aikin, P.A.1985 - 1995
AssociateRobertson, Williams, Duane, Lewis & Ranson, P.A.1982 - 1984
AssociateGiles, Hedrick & Robinson, P.A.1979 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Group of Central FloridaFounding Board Member, President2008 - Present
American Inns of Court, Inn #123Founding MemberN/A
Florida Supreme Court Historical SocietyMember2010 - 2010
Central Florida Family Law American Inn of CourtFounding Member, Counselor to Inn2005 - 2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1995 - 1995
Florida BarMember, Chair, Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee A1993 - 1996
Orange County Bar AssociationMember, Secretary of Bar Association1983 - 1984
Florida BarMember, Young Lawyers' Section Convention Committee1981 - 1982
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember, Minority Policy and Procedures Task Force CommitteeN/A
Seminole County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collaborative State ConferenceCreating the Collaborative Office2015
Collaboratvive Family Law Council Conference WorkshopTeam Dynamics in Collaborative: Who fits and why2014
Collaborative Practice The Future is Now SpeakerBuilding a Successful Collaborative Family Law2013
Barry University College of Law Symposium SpeakerPracticing Collaborative Family Law2011