Lori Barkus

Lori Barkus

Experienced and compassionate representation
  • Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce
  • DC, Florida, Georgia
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Summary

Over 17 years experience as an attorney and a mediator. I have litigated and settled hundreds of contested and uncontested divorce matters. Through this experience, and through extensive training as a mediator, a collaborative divorce professional and a guardian ad litem, I have learned that a lawyers’ most important task in a divorce matter is to encourage clients to seek the most cost-effective solutions to minimize the trauma experienced not only by the divorcing parties but also by their children.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Family Law Mediation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
DC
Florida
Georgia
11th Circuit
Languages
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Instructor
University of Miami Paralegal Studies
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Education
University of Miami School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (1998)
Honors: Cum laude
Activities: Moot Court Board- Executive Vice President; Business Law Review
University of Miami
B.A. / Political Science/Sociology (1995)
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
Awards
Up and Coming Attorney
South Florida Legal Guide
Leaders in Law Finalist
Lifestyle Media
Up and Coming Attorney
Florida Trend Legal Elite
Professional Associations
Leading Women For Shared Parenting
Member
- Current
Activities: Advocate on behalf of shared parenting
Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
Member
- Current
Florida State Bar # 148441
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Changes Proposed For Florida’s Alimony, Timesharing Laws, November, 2015.
Daily Business Review
Long Overdue Alimony Reforms Are Imminent,
Daily Business Review
Same Sex Marriage Rulings Muddy Legal Waters
Daily Business Review
Parents Equally Sharing Custody May Be Best For Child
Daily Business Review
Advanced Family Law for Paralegals: Assisting with Alimony Issues
Half Moon Education
Why Equally Shared Parenting Is Best for Children
Goodmenproject.com
Adoption Law 101
Law Review CLE
Speaking Engagements
Overview of Alimony Reform, Miramar Democratic Club, Miramar, FL
Miramar Democratic Club
Overview of Alimony Reform, Oakland Democratic Club, Oakland Park, FL
Oakland Democratic Club
Introduction to Family Law, Paralegal Studies, Pembroke Pines, FL
Keiser University
Alimony Reform, Alimony Reform Summit, Orlando, FL
Florida Alimony Reform
Introduction to Collaborative Family Law, North Dade Bar Association, North Miami Beach, FL
North Dade County County Bar Association
Collaborative Divorce- Where are we today, Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference, Palm Beach County, FL
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Current Perspectives in Collaborative Family Law, Association of Professional Businesswomen, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Association of Professional Businesswomen
Introduction to Adoption Law, Law Review CLE, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Law Review CLE
Certifications
Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Guardian Ad Litem
11th Judicial Circuit
Websites & Blogs
Website
South Florida Family Law Attorney
Social Media
Contact & Map
2883 Executive Park Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
USA
Telephone: (954) 349-7988
Fax: (954) 349-8088