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Mara Bernstein is passionate about and committed to helping  her clients and their children get through divorce financially and  emotionally secure and  ready to embark on the next chapter of their lives.  Mara is  a veteran Family Law Attorney, Mediator  and trained Collaborative Divorce Law attorney who practiced in New York City for over a decade before relocating to South Florida.  A graduate of Cornell University with a Baccalaureate degree in Social Work and Law Degree from Brooklyn Law school, Mara is admitted to both the Florida Bar and the New York Bar. 


 While aggressively pursuing her client’s interests with respect to children, financial circumstances and future prospects,  Mara understands the emotional impact divorce has on her clients and their families.   Because of this, Mara stresses the importance of ongoing communication with her clients to assess their needs and the needs of  their children. Mara works with her clients to come up with creative solutions tailored to their needs and the needs of their children.


Throughout the years, Mara has litigated, negotiated and mediated the full spectrum of family law issues  from premarital and post-marital agreements to post-divorce enforcement and modifications.


Mara is a member of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar, Family Law Section Mediation and Collaborative Law Committee of the Florida Bar and the  South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group, Active in the community, Mara is on the Board of Trustees of  the Children's Spirit of Hope Foundation, a member of Impact 100 Palm Beach County and a founding member of The Sophia Grace Foundation and Free Arts NYC. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    16 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Law Offices of Barry Finkel Pa

1800 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL, 33431


FLMember in Good Standing201206/17/2016
NYCurrently registered 198903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Barry I Finkel,PA2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2015 - Present
South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation CommitteeN/A2013 - Present
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law GroupMember2013 - Present
Childrens' Spirit of Hope FoundationBoard Member2012 - Present
Faulk Center for Group CounselingBoard of Trustees2012 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
AdvocateCollaborative Divorce Law2015
Divorce TruthsFind Someone Else's Couch to Cry on2014
Muses & Visionaries MagazineChanging Reality: The Prenup2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolSocial WorkBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Brooklyn Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional DevelopmentCollaborative Divorce Law: An Alternative to Traditional Divorce Litigation2016
Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family TherapyDivorce Alternatives2014
Divorce Support GroupDivorce from A Divorce Attorneys Perspective2014