Fort Lauderdale Divorce Mediators

About Us

Elinor Robin, PhD

Elinor RobinElinor is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator specializing in professional and personal relationship matters.  She is licensed as both a Mental Health Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist.  Dr. Elinor has a background in small business; a PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in Conflict Management; and a wide range of experiences from within the family, civil, criminal, and juvenile courts.

Born and raised in New York, Elinor has lived in Florida for over 30 years, spending much of this time working within the legal system.  She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediation Trainer and has trained over 13,000 people, nationally and internationally in mediation.  Additionally, Elinor has mediated thousands of divorces, successfully assisting in conflict management and transformation.

Elinor’s work as a mediator is geared towards encouraging the navigation of transitions from the current circumstances towards the ideal ones.  This work lets her tap into what she’s learned from her own and others’ life experiences.

Deborah Beylus, CDFA

Deborah Beylus, CDFA

Deborah Beylus is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator specializing in the financial and
co-parenting issues that are unique to divorce.

Financial Expertise

With over thirty years of banking and financial industry experience, Deborah is able to quickly gauge each couple’s financial landscape and assess the strengths and weaknesses of their positions.  As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Deborah is committed to sharing information that helps couples avoid long-term regret with financial decisions made during the divorce process.  Her clients benefit from her ability to analyze financial data, develop budgets, and manage financial expectations,

Mediation Philosophy

Deborah is an attentive listener who works diligently to reach mutually agreeable resolutions.  She believes that the vast majority of disputes can be settled with patience, persistence, and follow up.  By creating a collaborative process and a forum for communication, Deborah empowers divorcing spouses and enables them to use their strengths to reduce the trauma of divorce.  Her goal is to help each couple divorce amicably and equitably. She is known for her “hands on” evaluative approach and has established her reputation as an effective mediator who is sensitive to the needs of the children of divorce as well as the needs of their divorcing parents.  Deborah is comfortable handling high conflict divorces, high dollar divorces, modifications to existing agreements, and paternity cases.

As your mediator, Deborah’s goal is to help you avoid the strain and expense of adversarial litigation.  As such, she will handle every aspect of your divorce and help you and your spouse come to a mutually acceptable agreement over issues such as:

  • Child time-sharing
  • Division of your assets and debts
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/Alimony