Lori Barkus

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4010 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
954 349-7988
Fax: 954 349-8088

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Description of Practice

Experienced family law attorney with over 10 years experience as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Law mediator. I have worked with hundreds of couples in the divorce mediation process and have helped them reach an agreement and parenting plan. We offer a flat rate mediation package which includes mediation time as well as all forms needed for completing the divorce process, including a settlement agreement and parenting plan. Our offices are located right off I-75 in Weston. We have a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend appointments.

Professional Background

Lori Barkus is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and Family Law Mediator. As a mediator, family and dependency guardian ad litem and a Collaborative Law Professional, Lori Barkus has assisted in settling hundreds of cases involving divorce, paternity, same sex divorce, child custody, child support, timesharing, alimony, alimony and timesharing modification and relocation issues. Ms. Barkus has training and experience in pro se mediation (mediation without attorneys) and can work with couples in creating a settlement of all issues as well as preparing all forms necessary for filing for divorce in Florida as well as a settlement agreement and parenting plan. As a practicing family law attorney for over 17 years, she also has extensive experience in high net worth divorces and complex cases.


Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator with over 10 years' mediating divorce, paternity, custody, child support, division of property, alimony, same sex divorce and all marital and family law issues. Ms. Barkus has extensive experience with high net worth and complex property issues as well. Ms. Barkus has mediated hundreds of civil cases as well. As a Certified Circuit Civil mediator, she has experience mediating contract, personal injury, automobile warranty and labor and employment disputes.


J.D. cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1998

B.A. Political Science and Sociology, with honors, University of Miami, 1995


Divorce is frightening and many people come to our office for mediation feeling confused or scared. Ms. Barkus believes strongly in creating a comfortable and safe environment that helps parties reach a settlement. She also helps both parties come up with different options for what are sometimes the most difficult issues, such as sharing time with children, figuring out support and dividing property.


We offer a flat fee for our mediation services and an additional sliding scale fee for preparing the forms you need to complete the divorce process. The settlement agreement and parenting plan are included in the document fee.

Other Information

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertising. Please contact us for free written information concerning qualifications and experience. Also, please feel free to visit our website at www.barkuslaw.com.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues) (25 collaborated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (25 collaborated)
  • Family
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Prenuptial
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.