Paul J. Schweinler
The Chariscenter

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2787 East Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 410
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306

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Description of Practice

Paul J. Schweinler, LMHC, NCC,DAPA, BCETS, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and a Mediation Trainer, lecturer, coach and mentor. Paul is certified Family, County and Circuit-Civil mediation. He is past-president of The Association of South Florida Mediators and Abritrators.

With twenty-five (25) years of experience, Paul is a seasoned and accomplished mediator and mediation trainer. In addition to his mediation and counseling practice, Paul provides Parenting Coordination and Critical Incident Stress Management service and is a member of the Florida Crisis Consortium. Paul has been published in several journals including The American Journal of Family Therapy.

Professional Background

Paul is a Nationally Certified Counselor in private practice and a Bd. Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Paul has served as a mediator for over 15 years in a wide variety of cases including family, corporations, real estate and civil cases. His success rate is superior. Paul is also one of a handful of Mediation Trainers in Florida. Paul is an expert in the delivery of critical incident stress management services. Paul also serves as a Guardian ad Litem, a Parenting Coordinator and is on the Board of the Parenting Coordinators Assoc. of Palm Beach County. In addition to the required 40 hour mediation training, Paul's frequent advanced mediation topics include: mediation communication, domestic violence, cultural diversity, the trauma of conflict and mediator stress management.


In addition to having conducted counteless mediations in a wide variety of categories including: complex family and business issues, contract disputes, estates, corporate board, maritime related conlficts, Paul is a certified mediation trainer, coach and mentor. He has a reputation of having an very high mediation success rate. Paul's counseling and crisis expertise aids him in helping parties see the issues and develop positive and creative ways of reaching agreement. Paul maintains the highest level of expertise and ethics in conducing any type of mediation. Family, Business Patnerships, Contracts, Workplace, Organizations, Communications are just a few of the areas of Paul's mediation expertise.


Self-determination, empowerment and confidentiality are foundational components of mediation. Paul is especially skilled in helping parties look and think outside the box in creating positive, complete, equitable, enduring and workable solutions to their conflicts. His extremely high rate of success is testimony to his skill and expertise. Parties are never rushed into an agreement but skillfully guided to a satisfactory resolution.


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Other Information

Mediation can occur in person or via telephone or Skype.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Psychotherapist
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator


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