|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||01/29/2017|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Barry I Finkel,PA||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2015 - Present|
|South Palm Beach County Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation Committee||N/A||2013 - Present|
|South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group||Member||2013 - Present|
|Childrens' Spirit of Hope Foundation||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Faulk Center for Group Counseling||Board of Trustees||2012 - 2014|
|Advocate||Collaborative Divorce Law||2015|
|Divorce Truths||Find Someone Else's Couch to Cry on||2014|
|Muses & Visionaries Magazine||Changing Reality: The Prenup||2012|
|Cornell University||Social Work||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Brooklyn Law School||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||N/A|
|Professional Development||Collaborative Divorce Law: An Alternative to Traditional Divorce Litigation||2016|
|Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family Therapy||Divorce Alternatives||2014|
|Divorce Support Group||Divorce from A Divorce Attorneys Perspective||2014|
Posted by anonymous
I had specific goals in mind for my divorce and met with 4 other attorneys. Mara was the only one who understood what I wanted to achieve and how to get there. All the others had cookie cutter approaches and she truly listened, customizing solutions that met my needs. I have recommended Mara to several friends with the confidence that she will listen and deliver for them too. We are lucky to have one of the top NYC divorce attorneys right here in Florida.
Posted by Audrey
I believe I had the best attorney for my divorce. It was not a difficult divorce in terms of assets, however it was a very emotional one for me. Having Mara with me during this time made my situation bearable. I believe she can handle anything that is thrown her way no matter the situation. She is very professional and has so much integrity but also reaches out to your emotions never making you feel uncomfortable. Mara is someone that I will always feel close to because she is the type of woman I would love to call my friend.
Posted by Chris
An "out of the blue" moment came for me when my wife decided she no longer wanted to be married. I was sent a marital settlement agreement by her attorney which I signed and returned so that it could be filed. Several months later I received a letter from my ex-wife's attorney stating that the marital agreement was void and I needed to pay her over $26,000 or be sued. I had 10 days to respond.
Mara was the third attorney I sat down with. The previous two attorneys didn't care about the marital agreement and just wanted me to file for divorce and let the chips fall where they fall. Mara immediately struck me as a caring person who understood that I had been through a lot, and didn't think I should go through anymore than necessary. Mara told me not to pay a retainer until she looked up case law over the weekend to see if we had a strong case. Mara called me Monday and told me case law was on my side and we should fight. I was overwhelmed with a sense of relief and optimism.
Mara always did what she said she would do. Mara always communicated with me, and returned my emails and calls. If I had a question that Mara did not know the answer to, she was honest and told me she would get back with me. She always did. When something needed to be done, it was always done right. I had total confidence and trust in her. She continued to be caring and supportive throughout the process.
In the end, Mara was able to enforce the marital agreement that my ex-wife could no longer produce. She was also able to recover almost all of my attorney's fees from my ex-wife due to the frivolous nature of the litigation. It was an incredible weight lifted off of me emotionally and financially.
I will always be thankful to Mara. Hopefully, I will never need her services again, but I would retain her in hear beat if I ever did. She is the best!
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