In my years of practice as a divorce attorney, I have seen first-hand the devastating emotional and financial damage caused by divorce. It is my honor and privilege to do the job that I do as a family mediator, and bring some kindness, calm and reassurance to the couples going through this difficult time in their lives.
I am a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and the founder of Divorce in Kindness. I am also an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Florida. My law firm is dedicated to collaborative family law and non-adversarial approaches to resolving family disputes.
Throughout my 26 years as an attorney involved in many litigated divorces, paternity actions and other family law matters, I consistently saw my clients go through an emotionally draining, conflictive, devastating and expensive process. Many times the courtroom drama continued even after the divorce was concluded. I grew to believe that even if a marriage could not be saved, it should not have to end in financial and emotional destruction.
This realization caused me to focus on mediation as an advantageous alternative to expensive, conflict-driven and prolonged litigation. Consequently, I attained a Florida Supreme Court certification as a family mediator and founded Divorce in Kindness.
I am a uniquely qualified mediator and collaborative family attorney. My training, education and experience allow me to effectively communicate with all parties involved in my mediation sessions. Because I have always been fascinated with the study of the human mind and behavior, I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from The University of Miami. I bring to the mediation table over 26 years of experience in courtroom, which gives me the knowledge and competence to grasp complex legal and family issues. This experience, coupled with my bachelor's degree in psychology, has given me a well-rounded background as a family mediator.
In addition to my legal acumen, I pride myself on being an attentive listener with strong processing and interpersonal skills. I am compassionate, insightful and have a keen ability to instill calmness. I am able to bring parties together to reach a satisfactory resolution on even the most contentious cases.
Damary was born and raised in Philadelphia. She was raised
by her mother who was from Puerto Rican descent. Growing
up in a rural part of Philadelphia is where her passion to help
others ignited. After high school, she moved to Florida to
attend college. She attended Florida International University
and obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a
minor in Psychology. She attended law school at Nova
Southeastern University where she earned her Juris Doctorate
degree. After just a few years of graduating from law school, Damary opened up her own family law practice. She has been practicing in family law for over a decade. One of her career highlights was when she argued a case in front of the Third District Court of Appeals where the Court reversed the trial court's decision and created new law on reservation of attorney fees in the 11th Judicial Circuit. Damary also had the privilege of being appointed as a General Magistrate for the 15th Judicial Circuit, where she was the trier of fact for all post-judgment family law matters, in addition to ruling on Baker Act and Marchman Act cases. Damary is fluent in spoken Spanish. Damary is married and has two beautiful sons named Jonah and Joshua.
At Divorce in Kindness my team strongly believes that divorce mediation is the future of divorce and a better alternative to traditional courtroom litigation. We appreciate the substantial benefits that can be achieved when a divorcing couple works cooperatively rather than against each other.
I know divorce can be hard. Let me guide you through divorce mediation and support you through this legal, financial and emotional transition.