Lori Barkus

Lori Barkus

Experienced and compassionate representation
  • Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce
  • District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia
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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
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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11th Circuit
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  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
University of Miami Paralegal Studies
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
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University of Miami
B.A. (1995) | Political Science/Sociology
Honors: Graduated with Honors
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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
- Current
Activities: Advocate on behalf of shared parenting
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Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 148441
- Current
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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
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
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
South Florida Family Law Attorney
Contact & Map
2883 Executive Park Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Telephone: (954) 349-7988
Fax: (954) 349-8088
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