Jeffrey Wasserman is a Collaborative Attorney in the Family Law Group at Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann. He possesses more than 45 years of experience in the Family Law arena, previously serving as Chair of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar. Currently, Mr. Wasserman is focusing his practice as a peacemaker in Collaborative Law, although he remains available for litigation cases. Additionally, he handles Premarital and Post Nuptial Agreements.
The Collaborative Law Process is one of several methods to finalize a divorce and other family law matters. The Process is designed to provide families with the ability to move on in a positive relationship. It is interest based and both parties have a voice at the table in developing the provisions of a fair and equitable resolution. This would include a Parenting Plan for the children as well as a Marital Settlement Agreement for all other issues.
As a leader in this emerging area of law, Mr. Wasserman serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) and as a co-chair of the Fundraising Committee. He was directly involved with the writing of the Standards and Ethics adopted by the FACP. In addition, Mr. Wasserman is on the Board of the South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group (SPBCCLG-Choose Collaborative) in Boca Raton; is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals (CFLP of South Florida) in Broward County; and is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute (CFLI) in Miami-Dade County. A frequent speaker at industry events, he is extensively trained in Collaborative Law and has even become a trainer for others in the field.
With the understanding that not all parties are candidates for the Collaborative Law Process, Mr. Wasserman continues to handle the litigation of divorce and other family law matters. As a Fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), he provides services to parents seeking the return of their kidnapped children, utilizing the Hague Convention on Parental Kidnapping.
Mr. Wasserman is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has consistently been listed in Florida Super Lawyers magazine and the South Florida Legal Guide for his work in the family law field.
An Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, he was Honorably Discharged in 1970. He has volunteered for the Veteran’s Project in Broward County and is helping to establish the Veteran’s Project through the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, providing Collaborative Professionals for the Project through SPBCCLG.