Known for helping clients reach settlement, Bob Merlin is committed to helping his clients to resolve divorce and other family law issues in the least adversarial ways possible.
Advocating for the best interests of the entire family, Bob applies his skills in the Collaborative Law Process, mediation and direct negotiation to assist clients to attain agreements and stay out of court.
Bob excels in managing complicated financial matters, including the evaluation and division of property. When children are involved, he ensures that their needs and best interests are the highest priorities. Whether representing professionals, executives, athletes, or their spouses, Bob works best with clients looking for a mature, efficient way of divorcing that does not perpetuate destruction.
A Florida Bar Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Bob practices in the areas of divorce, timesharing of children and parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and cohabitation/partnership agreements.
An experienced Collaborative attorney, Bob continually hones his skills in the Collaborative Process and trains other professionals how to become Collaborative professionals. Bob has a long history of being involved in community organizations and taking leadership positions. He recently received the President’s Award from the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
“My goal is to help divorcing and other family law clients make well-informed decisions so they experience a more efficient process and feel more in control over their future.”