South Florida divorce attorney and mediator Lori Barkus has been practicing family law for 18 years. Barkus is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Georgia and the District of Columbia. She also is admitted to practice in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil and Family Law Mediator.
Since 2005, Ms. Barkus has concentrated almost exclusively in the areas of divorce; alimony; division of assets and valuation of businesses; child support, child custody, relocation and paternity. She has litigated family law matters in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Pinellas counties.
Ms. Barkus also has been an advocate for family law reform and has provided advice on how to modify the current laws to make the divorce process more streamlined and the outcomes more certain. Through these efforts, she has met with numerous Florida representatives, political groups and individuals to discuss the current alimony and timesharing laws and help to promote change. Ms. Barkus remains active in these efforts and continues to remain on the forefront of the family law reform movement in Florida.
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|Family Law||Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Abduction, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Orphans Court Practice, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptons, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights|
- District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia
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JD cum laude | University of Miami School of Law
1998 - 1995
Moot Court Board (Executive Vice President), Law Clerk The Honorable Samuel Silver, Research Assistant, The Honorable Magistrate Robert Jones.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Broward County
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