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Peaceful Beach Mediation and Collaboration, Inc.;


Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Harvard JD, President;


Florida Supreme Court Certified Family & Circuit Civil Mediator;


Qualified Arbitrator & Parenting Coordinator;


Divorce, Family, Elder, & Business Mediator


Divorce Facilitator & Child Advocate.


Caring about the health and happiness of your children in divorce. Empowering couples to have a kinder, gentler divorce, or in the alternative, a healthier, stronger, marriage. Assisting married and non-married parents communicate and effectively share the parenting responsibility of their minor children. Helping all kinds of people--employers and employees, landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, neighbors and neighborhoods--to resolve their issues and conflicts prior to resorting to costly and dehumanizing litigation. Goal is to help divorcing parties do so with dignity, integrity and with as little psychological damage to themselves and their family as possible, keeping focused on the best interests of the children and the parties.    


Degrees


Harvard Law School, JD, 1996 University of Virginia, B.A., With High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Approach


Empowering divorcing couples to do so with dignity and privacy as they focus on the positive and on the future, limit psychological and financial damage, heal from the grief of divorce, protect their family and get on with life. Sometimes couples come in not quite sure if divorce is the answer. In these instances, helping the couple explore the option of staying together. Assisting couples gain insight and clarity, proceed with happiness and improve their relationship, even if it will be a post-divorce one. Also coaching success-oriented individuals to be their most authentic and happy selves.

Fees


$250 per hour

 

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Languages spoken: French, Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Mediation: 98%
    9 years
  2. Arbitration: 2%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kimberli L. Trader

    Brooke is a knowledgable, professional, caring, and kind woman. She is very involved in the community and a wonderful role model for all women! I highly endorse her.

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  • Steven George Casanova

    I endorse this lawyer. This is a very professional, caring, and smart lawyer. I fully endorse Brooke for all matters where you need a hands on, one on one relationship with your lawyer.

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Contact info

Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.

150 Fifth Avenue
Suite E
Indialantic, FL, 32903-4275

Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.

150 Fifth Avenue
Suite E
Indialantic, FL, 32903

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199606/19/2016
DCInactive 199808/23/2008
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Woman of Excellence in Community Service NomineeMelbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce2015
Social Service Volunteer Award NomineeBrevard County Child Abuse Task Force2015
A. Max Brewer Community Service AwardBrevard County Bar Associaiton2015
Children's Hero of the Year FinalistEckerd2014
LEAD Brevard 4 Under 40 AwardLEAD Brevard2009
Best Presentation--Team IV "Cross Examination"Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court2006
Ambassadorial Scholar of Good Will (Buenos Aires, Argentina)Rotary International1992
Fulbright Fellowship (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)Fulbright Programs1992
Young Adult of the YearMelbourne/Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of Attorney RelationsIllumastory Media, Inc.2015 - Present
President & CEOPeaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.2008 - Present
Prelaw Mentor, School of Humanities & CommunicationFlorida Institute Of Technology2012 - 2013
Adjunct Professor, Department of Humanities and CommunicationFlorida Institute of Technology2011 - 2013
AttorneyBrooke Deratany Goldfarb, Esq.2004 - 2010
Director/Legal RecruiterMestel & Company2002 - 2004
AssociateSwidler Berlin Shereff Friedman1998 - 2002
AssociateGreenberg Traurig Hoffman Lipoff Rosen & Quentel1996 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsFlorida Chapter2015 - Present
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (Brevard County)Board of Directors2015 - Present
Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program, 18th Judicial CircuitGuardian ad Litem2013 - Present
Henegar Center for the ArtsBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Zonta InternationalCommunity Relations Co-Chair2012 - Present
Florida Bar, Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration CommitteeProgram Arbitrator and Mediator2012 - Present
Brevard Bar FoundationMember (Board, Secretary 2013-14, President 2015-16)2010 - Present
Florida Academy of Professional MediatorsMember2010 - Present
Brevard Family PartnershipBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Women's Center South GuildMember (Board, Secretary 2015)2007 - Present
Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching ProgramJustice Teacher, Indialantic Elementary2007 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Helping Seniors of BrevardBoard of Directors2015 - 2015
LEAD BrevardJudge, 2013 4 Under 40 Awards2013 - 2013
The Haven for Children GuildMember2013 - 2015
Indialantic Parks, Recreation & Beautification CommitteeChair2008 - 2012
Sally's Friends Network for SALLY'S HOUSE (of Prevent)Member (Board 2008)2008 - 2015
Indialantic Witch Way 5K Walk/RunCo-Chair2008 - 2012
Space Coast BalletBoard (Chairman 2006)2006 - 2014
Judicial Nominating Commission, 18th Judicial CircuitCommissioner2004 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
05-2011-DR-014888Agreement Reached: Pro Se Pre Suit Mediated Marital Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan
05-2010-DR-040809Agreement Reached: Pro Se Pre Suit Mediated Marital Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan
05-2011-DR-013775Agreement Reached: Pro Se Pre Suit Mediated Marital Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Helping Seniors of Brevard NewsletterHelping Your Adult Children Through Divorce2015
Helping Seniors of Brevard NewsletterWhat is Elder Mediation2015
Helping Seniors of Brevard NewsletterHelp for Seniors Parenting Again2015
The Florida Bar JournalThis is Our Story, by Wendi Adelson, Esq.2012
The Divorce Coach's Cornerthis is our story, a book review2012
The Divorce Coach's CornerRunning For Office2012
The Divorce Coach's CornerWhy Be a Lawyer?2012
Mediate.comMy Achy-Breaky Heart2012
www.cuttingedgelaw.comBook Review: The Upward Spiral--Getting Lawyers from Daily Misery to Lifetime Wellbeing2011
Charm on the Space CoastBecause the Sky is Blue2011
Mediate.comLove is Never a Mistake2011
Mediate.comSaving Yourself2011
Mediate.comThe Upward Spiral2011
Florida Law JournalFinding Purpose in Your Practice2010
Charm on the Space CoastWhat Matters?2010
Florida Law JournalReview of Lawyers as Peacemakers2010
Brevard County WomanHome for the Holidays2010
Mediate.comPursuing Peace on One Foot2010
Mediate.comReview of Lawyers as Peacemakers2010
Mediate.comFinding Purpose in Your Practice2010
Brevard County Woman NewspaperMediation & Collaboration Empower Divorcing Parties to Resolve Their Own Disputes2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of VirginiaLatin American Studies & SpanishB.A., With High Distinction1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
English as a Foreign Language ClassThe U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights2015
Cutting Edge Law 21st CenturyThe Future of Family Law Courts in Florida2015
Successful Professionals and the LawModerator, A House Divided: Financial Issues in Divorce2013
Florida Tech School of Arts & CommunicationIntroduction to Law--Fall 20132013
Mrs. Florida America CompetitionWhat the People's Choice Award Means to Me2012
Justice Teaching at Indialantic Elementary, 6th GradeU.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights2012
Florida Institute of Technology, Dept of Humanities & CommunicationIntroduction to Law--Fall 20122012
Florida Institute of Technology, Dept of Humanities & CommunicationProfessional Communication for Executives--Spring 20122012
English as a Second Language Class--Spring 2012U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights2012
English as a Second Language Class--Fall 2012The U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights2012
Florida Institute of Technology, MelbourneIntroduction to Law--Spring 2011 & Fall 20112011
Divorce RecoveryMediated Collaborative Divorce2011
Justice Teaching at Indialantic Elementary, 6th GradeU.S. Constitution & BIll of Rights2010
Divorce Recovery, Eastminster Church, IndialanticPeaceful Divorce2010
Peer Mediation Program, Indialantic ElementaryMediation2009
Justice Teaching, Indialantic ElementaryU.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights2009
Brevard County Schools Teacher InserviceThe United States Constitution2009
Justice Teaching, Indialantic ElementaryU.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights2008