Florida Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer

Low Cost-High Quality Mediation Services

I am pleased to announce that Hal Wotitzky and I have joined forces to create the Community Mediation Services for Charlotte County, Florida. Community Mediation Services is designed to provide high quality mediation services at a reduced cost for lower income individuals.

These mediations will be conducted at our respective offices. Hal's office is in Punta Gorda at 407 E. Marion Avenue, while my office is centrally located in Port Charlotte at 20020 Veterans Boulevard.

Our rates will be based upon the parties' combined incomes. Parties with combined gross incomes of less than $ 75,000.00 will be charged $ 50.00 per party, per hour.

Parties with combined gross incomes of $ 75,000.00-$ 100,000.00 will be charged $ 75.00 per party, per hour.

These mediations can be scheduled on Fridays. We have a flexible scheduling policy to meet your client's needs. Schedule by the half-day, full-day, and/or by the hour.

Give us a call today to schedule your low costs, high quality mediation.

CALL Hal at 941-621-4249 or email him at Hal@callthemediator.com. More information about Hal can be found

CALL Me at 941-627-3667 or email me at msw@mirawhitelaw.com. More information about me can be found


The Charlotte County Collaborative Professionals was formed to help people with family law disputes settle their case without fighting it out in Court. A team of professionals assist the parties in exploring settlement possibilities and reaching an agreement that is best for both parties. The Collaborative Law Process is private, fast and often less expensive than traditional litigation. Learn more about collaborative law by speaking to me. Call my office at 941-627-3667 to schedule an appointment.

Collaborative Law Training In Punta Gorda

A big thank you to the Charlotte County Collaborative Professionals for hosting the Collaborative Law Training seminar April 27 and 28 in Punta Gorda, Florida at The Farr Law Firm. The two day event featured the Florida Collaborative Law Trainers presenting an introductory course. The seminar was well attended by attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors.

The Collaborative Law Process is a team approach used to resolve family law disputes. In this process the parties pledge to settle their dispute in a civil manner without litigation. The parties work with their specially trained lawyers, a neutral facilitator and other experts, if needed, to resolve conflict and develop a workable settlement. The Collaborative law Process has advantages over “going to Court”.

  • PRIVATE-The collaborative law process takes place in a private, confidential setting. Courtrooms are open forums full with people who listen to your personal details as the case is litigated.
  • LESS EXPENSIVE-The collaborative law process is usually less expensive than fighting it out in Court.
  • QUICKER-Resolving a case collaboratively is faster than having a trial and waiting for a Judge to rule.
  • CONVENIENT-The parties decide when and where to meet to work on resolving their case. Going to Court means the Judge sets the schedule of the case at the convenience of the Court without much regard for the parties’ schedules.

There are numerous other reasons to use the Collaborative Law Process. For more information regarding this process and the Charlotte County Collaborative Professionals

Certified Valuation Analyst Designation

I am please to announce that I have earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst ("CVA"). This certification signifies that I have participated in specialized training, passed a comprehensive written examination and completed a business valuation subject to a peer reviewed. The education and experience obtained getting this certification will be valuable in resolving cases involving small business.

Mediator Services by a Florida Board Certified Family Lawyer and CPA

I am now offering mediation services at affordable rates. If you are represented by an attorney or are pro se, you can schedule a mediation with me. I have handled hundreds of family law cases and would be happy to help you reach a workable resolution. Please note that I cannot serve as a mediator in cases that I have as an attorney previously represented, or am currently representing, one of the parties.

Call my office at (941) 627-3667 to schedule your mediation.