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Elaine Michelle Simon

Divorce and separation Attorney

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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There are times in life when you need a trusted and experienced family law attorney to advise you. Through strategic and responsive representation, Elaine M. Simon can guide you through this difficult time. Family law matters require a compassionate, yet logical approach. Elaine M. Simon works closely with her clients while helping them establish a realistic objective.

Elaine M. Simon provides comprehensive legal services pertaining to Florida family law matters including, but not limited to: divorce, paternity, time-sharing, child support, modifications, pre and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, and complex cases. If you are facing the possibility of divorce, parenting issues (formerly known as custody), alimony, child support, contempt, modifications, paternity, and other domestic relations matters, you need an attorney who will effectively and zealously represent you, put your needs and concerns first, and give you the personal attention you deserve.

The majority of family law matters are complex and potentially affect every aspect of one’s life, from financial to emotional, physical and legal. Elaine M. Simon’s objective is to provide you with an assessment of your case and assist in formulating solutions that best suit your family’s needs and goals. Utilizing her specific knowledge and experience in the area of family law, she strives to settle clients’ disputes quickly and discreetly using settlement mechanisms such as mediation. People can save significant time and expense by using mediation to resolve contested issues. Mediation can also reduce the emotional impact and stress involved with divorce. By comparison, the adversarial nature of courtroom litigation often fuels animosities. Even so, some couples cannot settle their differences outside of court. For this reason, Elaine M. Simon is ready and able to litigate your case to a conclusion whenever settlement is not possible.

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Grateful that my peers nominated me for AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence for 2021
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Posted by Cara | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Compassionate & Professional Attorney
Hiring an attorney was the last thing I wanted to do but after attempting to file my own divorce, it became clear that I needed legal help in order to protect myself & my assets. I wanted to find an attorney who I trusted and was responsive, organized & efficient. I am very grateful to have found that plus a caring, nice & smart attorney with Elaine Simon. As soon as I met with her, I knew she had my best interests at heart. She explained exactly what needed to be filed, what I need to do, how long it would take & what the costs were. I found it easy to communicate with her and her staff; they were quick to answer my questions and address any of my concerns. Without her hard work, compassion, persistence & professionalism my divorce could have taken dragged on. I am extremely thankful. I would definitely recommend her to everyone and I would hire her again! Thank you for everything Elaine!
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Cara!
Posted by David | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
Elaine consulted with me over my pending divorce and discussed the process with me which she made seem simple. Once hired Elaine and her staff handled the process as efficient and effectively as possible. I would recommend her services to anyone who asked for a referral.
Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, David.
Posted by alan | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elaine Simon
Elaine is the best. I have dealt with many lawyers in the past and in the consultation she told me what I can expect. She delivered with very little stress. Great Lawyer!
Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Alan!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Elaine Simon handled a complicated post-judgement issue for me. She is smart and savvy, as well as extremely compassionate. She was excellent!
Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you!
Posted by Ryan | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Elaine has helped me through a legal issue with my former landlord. She has been extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire process. I would strongly recommend her to anyone. She is the best!!!!
Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Ryan!
Posted by Michael | July 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Reassuring and Efficient
A very contentious separation had shaken my confidence that I would be able to maintain a healthy relationship with my children and be financially and professionally stable. Elaine was compassionate without being condescending and provided me the support and resources to mediate a mutually acceptable agreement. She then moved my case through the system in a very efficient manner and made the entire process as painless as possible. Elaine is an excellent communicator, well organized, knowledgeable and caring. Without her help my case could have been extremely difficult and costly. I would highly recommend Elaine without hesitation.
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Michael.
Posted by Romina | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would definitley hire again and again!!
Elaine and Marry were the only 2 attorneys that could solve my case in court. After 7 years nonstop battling i had lost hope until i found this law firm. It was almost like a miracle to me. They not only are good hearted, they genuinely care for their clients and are extremley professional when it comes to solving your case. I would reccommend and hire them again without hesitation. I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for me.
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Romina!
Posted by Michael | May 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional and organized
Elaine has always been very receptive and gets things done fast. I originally found her online when searching for someone special (who could help my situation). Excellent attorney!
Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Michael!
Posted by Sylvia | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not (only) an excellent attorney. A FRIEND!
Elaine wasn’t recommended to me by anybody. I was in need to get a professional advice and help, in a very important moment, in a foreign country (for me) and on a "high-end attorney territory", confident in nothing except my good friend - my intuition. And once again my good friend didn’t disappoint me. I not only found on her those qualities that make the difference: excellent communication, negotiation talent, responsiveness, caring and extremely compassionate. I found the most important: a friend. She had the patience to explain to me something that was two times more complicated for me (because of the terminology and because of the foreign language). She made me feel confident and protected like only a good friend does. Thank you again, Elaine!
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Sylvia!
Posted by Jesse Phillips | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Professional Attorney, who have a heart for her clients!
Attorney Elaine Simon represented me in a complicated divorce case. She is a very smart and compassionate family attorney who knows her stuff. She was always available on the phone/email/text and respond to my queries promptly. Elaine helped me through the most painful time in my life. I’ve always read how messy and revengeful divorce can be. This was not the case at all, I was so grateful for Elaine’s commitment to my case. I never felt uniformed or unaware of the next steps or potential hang ups. She was sensitive, thoughtful and detailed. The amount of time she spent with me even during my free consultation was impressive, from there I knew I had found the perfect balance between a knowledgeable professional and real person who understood how devastating and life changing it all can be. I was able to settle my case without going to court within 2 months from the time I was served. During my first mediation it was clear that my now ex-wife was going to be very difficult and Elaine recognized immediately that our mediator would not be able to resolve this case without it going to court. She quickly suggested that we table all discussions and reconvene at a later date. This is when Elaine suggested that we use another mediator. This was a true game changer for me. Bill Bosso was the suggested mediator and he was on fire! Like Elaine, Mr. Bosso has the heart of gold and cares very much for the best interest of a broken family. We were able to come to an agreement that day. Above all Elaine is a great human being who genuinely cares for her clients. Not only did I find an excellent attorney but I found a friend for life. I highly recommend Attorney Elaine Simon and her firm.
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Jesse.
Posted by Eileen | April 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family law
Elaine has helped me with my family litigation in the past and has tremendous knowledge in this area. She is professional, fair and honest. I wouldn't use anyone else to represent further issues. I completely recommend her for any family legal representation.
Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Eileen!
Posted by Joe | October 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
This endorsement is based on a personal knowledge of Elaine Simon’s dedication to the highest standards of jurisprudence, her commitment to family values, and her impeccable character. I have personally benefited from Elaine’s legal advice and counsel. Her understanding and application of family law has consistently demonstrated a keen intellect, sound reasoning, and objectivity along with an acute sense of fairness and equity. She is greatly respected among her peers, colleagues, and friends as a seasoned attorney with the highest caliber of professional skills and legal instincts. As a client, I can attest to her experience and skills in litigation, human resources, and family law with my personal divorce. Elaine is someone who first listens, then thoroughly and objectively considers all alternatives before making a decision. Her maturity of character, personal convictions, faith, and dedication to family also Seldom have I felt comfortable in making such an enthusiastic recommendation regarding an attorney. I have no hesitation in advising you to hire a GREAT attorney, Elaine Simon.
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Joe.
Posted by Darlene | October 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always dependable
When my former husband served me with papers attempting to modifying our divorce agreement with multiple false accusations listed, Elaine was recommended to me by someone who had already hired her. At the time I was basically living at the hospital 24 hrs a day with my ill child, and Elaine responded to my situation very quickly by coming to the hospital to meet with me and discuss my situation. Understanding the urgent nature of what my former husband was attempting to do she was able to get to work on my case immediately, the whole time showing an incredible amount of caring and compassion for my circumstances. To make a long and complicated story short, her involvement and the aggressive approach needed she was able to stop my former husband's attempts at removing our child from the school he had been going to his whole life within the first few days. My former spouse eventually had to stop his attempted case as all his allegations were outright fiction, and Elaine was able to get a ruling for attorney's fees to be paid back to me based on him filing false allegations in his request to modify. I can wholeheartedly recommend Elaine for anyone who needs a lawyer. She is kind, straightforward, and aggressive if need be. Thank you again Elaine.
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Darlene!
Posted by Anderson | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Trusthworthy and an Attorney Who Cares
There is so much to be said... Elaine Simon is a world class lawyer. She's Sharp and Knowledgeable, but more importantly, she's Trustworthy and Reliable. I believe what motivates her as a lawyer is to see her clients succeed rather than to fill her bank account. I am fortunate to have found Ms Simon and was extremely happy when she agreed to take on my complicated case. I needed someone that I could trust. Someone that was actually up on current trends, laws, and cases that were either appealed or won relevant to mine. I needed someone to understand the complexity of my personal situation. If you need an attorney you can TRUST, who will PASSIONATELY FIGHT for you and KNOWS HOW, who is PERSONABLE, REACHABLE and COST-EFFECTIVE - Elaine Simon is THE ONE ! PS: I wanted to sincerely thank you Elaine, for all the hard work and support you put into my case. I was impressed by the knowledge you have. You made me feel very secure and talking to you was like talking to a friend.
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Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you, Anderson!
Posted by Kenneth | September 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional & Caring
Ms. Elaine Simon represented me back in 2013. The case put my family through much grieve and stress, but Ms. Simon was confident and reassuring throughout the entire process. She put my family at ease with her professionalism and experience. My family and I were certain we were in good hands. I highly recommend Elaine Simon for representation in any area of Family Law.
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Response from Elaine Simon October 2, 2015
Thank you Ken!
Posted by Albert | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elaine Simon - Excellent Lawyer
Elaine is an excellent family attorney. I had difficulty understanding the divorce process and she was able to help me understand it. She is a very capable, responsible and ethical attorney. She supports you during the divorce process and is able to response to your concerns in a timely manner. Thanks for your support on this divorce process. I deeply recommend her to be your attorney!
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Response from Elaine Simon October 2, 2015
Thank you Albert!
Posted by Hernanda | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Attorney
When I was served with divorce papers, after 25 years of marriage, I had no idea what to do. Elaine took the time and her excellent work ethic to help me go through a painful process with dignity, confidence and great outcome for me. I recommend her 200%.
Response from Elaine Simon October 2, 2015
It was my pleasure Hernanda!
Posted by Todd | May 10, 2015
Great Lawyer!
I have had the opportunity to know Elaine Simon for about 4 years. She is an incredible lawyer but even more than that, she really cares about her clients. I will continue to recommend Elaine because she constantly delivers great results. She is an all star family lawyer! Thanks for everything Elaine.
Response from Elaine Simon October 2, 2015
Thank you Todd!
Posted by Jim | April 30, 2015
Best Attorney in Palm Beach County
Elaine was a lucky and great choice for me. I didn't know anyone to turn to for a potentially tough divorce. She handled everything professionally and with compassion. She was always available and made sure that my interests were protected at all times. I highly recommend Elaine to anyone in need of a top flight family law attorney in the Palm Beach area.
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Response from Elaine Simon October 2, 2015
Thanks Jim!
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2015
A Wonderful Attorney
When it came to my divorce I had researched several attorney's in the palm beach area, I was scared and upset about my situation, Elaine helped me through the process and gave me confidence. She was professional, trustworthy, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.
Response from Elaine Simon July 7, 2017
Thank you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Elaine M. Simon, Attorney at Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • The Law Firm of Charles D. Jamieson, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Advocate
  • Coalition for Independent Living Options
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • L.L.M in Health Law
  • 2000
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Johnson & Wales University-Rhode Island
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Settlement
  • Settled
  • Settlement
  • Settled
  • Dissolution of Marriage with Children and Property
  • Settled
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Associations

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Qualified Arbitrator
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Member
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 10% Attorneys in Family Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Attorney At Law Magazine
  • Attorney of the Month
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 3 Years of Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Seal of Excellence
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Family Law Firm in Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 15 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Public Law
  • Syracuse University School of Law
  • 1999
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • 1996
  • Presidential Leadership
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Starvalid
  • Protecting the Client's Interests
  • 2013
  • www.simonfamilylaw.com
  • Updates on Website
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyer in the Library
  • Divorce
  • 2012
  • Youtube
  • Divorce is Never Easy
  • 2011
  • Surviving Divorce Podcast
  • Family Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (18)
Endorse Elaine
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Elaine as a mediator on many occasions. I have always found her to prepared and her client to be prepared. She knows the law and how to apply the law to the facts of her client's case. These are the keys to successful mediation. Her clients are well served by this."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had multiple cases with Ms. Simon and she has always fought very hard for her clients. Her knowledge of the law is evident and she knows how to utilize the law to her client's advantage. There are too many lawyers in Palm Beach County, but Ms. Simon is in a class of her own"
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elaine is one of the most competent and capable attorneys I've had the privilege of knowing in my 30 years of practice. As a family law practitioner she's fully aware of the emotional minefield awaiting clients seeking divorce, as one spouse often tries to push the emotional buttons of the other to gain an advantage. On the one hand, she is empathetic to her clients' needs. On the other hand, she's fights fiercely for her clients' rights in obtaining the fairest settlements possible under the circumstances. And where a final hearing before a judge is required to fully resolve intractable issues, Elaine also is a determined litigator in the courtroom. In view of Elaine's high level of professionalism, her dedication to her practice and her natural ability to empathize with others, I give her my highest recommendations as a fellow attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top shelf counselor."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a fellow attorney and I am happy to refer Elaine potential clients. I know that her clients will be in the hands of an excellect and experienced attorney who is both well respected and caring."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elaine Simon is an excellent family law attorney. She is extremely knowledgable in her field. Additionallly, she is very hands on with her clients. She also enjoys an excellent reputation in the community with her collegaues and the local judges. I would highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Elaine Simon. She's a wonderful attorney who is knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of marital and family law."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Elaine for many years and feel that her knowledge, skill and passion for the law and compassion for her clients set her apart from the rest in her field."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for being an advocate for clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elaine is an intelligent, creative and forward-thinking person who looks deeply into issues in order to present them in a simple straight-forward way to achieve results. I endorse and recommend Elaine."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Elaine is a very competent and effective lawyer. Resolution oriented, but willing to try the matter if required."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Elaine as a fellow lawyer in the community and you will not find a more motivated and zealous advocate. She brings a level of empathy and professionalism that all attorneys should strive for. I am honored to endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Simon since law school and can tell you that she possess the intelligence, skill, compassion and empathy needed for a great family lawyer. I highly endorse Ms. Simon"
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Outstanding knowledge in all matters of Family law. She has shown patience with her clients in helping them to obtain the best possible outcome for their issue."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Elaine Simon is an outstanding attorney. She's bright, articulate & her clients adore her! I've had the opportunity to work with Elaine on several cases & can attest first hand to her professionalism, analytical skills & superior knowledge in the field of family law. Its certainly been a privilege to work w/Elaine. She is a dedicated advocate who truly cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases."
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