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Catherine I. Favitta - Boca Raton, FL

433 Plaza RealSuite 275Mizner Park Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Updated: 05/24/2021

Boca Raton Marital and Family Law Lawyer

Overview

With over 36 years of experience, Catherine knows that a family involved with the Marital and Family Law Court system is facing difficult and heart wrenching challenges, especially when the best interests of children and financial security are threatened...

With over 36 years of experience, Catherine knows that a family involved with the Marital and Family Law Court system is facing difficult and heart wrenching challenges, especially when the best interests of children and financial security are threatened.

Clients who retain Catherine receive the benefit of having an experienced and compassionate Attorney, who is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, a Certified Guardian Ad Litem for Children, and a Collaborative Family Law Professional. Catherine's over 36 years of experience gives each Client the best opportunity to efficiently resolve the case without litigating, and to have a secure financial future.

About Catherine I. Favitta

Current Employment Position(s)

  • An Experienced and Compassionate Attorney
  • When It Needs To Be Thorough, It Needs To Be Right
  • And When Professionalism Matters

Practice Areas

  • Marital and Family Law
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem for Children
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent Custody
  • Financial Assessments
  • Mediation-Being Prepared Matters
  • Family Law Conferences
  • Collaborative Process

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1983

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem for Children, by Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in 2014
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator since 1998
  • Collaborative Trained Family Law Attorney Since 2016

Other Affiliations

  • Association of South Florida Mediators
  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
  • Broward Christian Lawyers Association
  • Calvary Chapel Boca Raton
  • Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
  • Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida
  • Saint Ambrose Catholic Church
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Chapter - Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • BNI Professional Networking Chapter Boca Raton, Florida

Classes and Seminars

  • Crisis Management for Clients, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2018
  • Ethical Considerations in Family Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2018
  • Taxation in Family Law Cases, including 2018 Tax Changes, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Advanced Seminar, 2018
  • Income Imputation Dilemmas, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Advanced Seminar, 2018
  • Business Valuation, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Seminar, 2018
  • International Issues in Family Law Cases, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Seminar, 2018
  • Marital Agreement, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Seminar, 2018
  • Keeping Clients Out of Court through Mediation and Settlement, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Advanced Seminar, 2018
  • Psycho-Social Issues as They Impact Co-Parenting and Case Management, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Advanced Seminar, 2018
  • The Ethics of Being Online For Lawyers, The Florida Bar, 2016
  • Criminal Issues in Family Law, The Florida Bar, 2015
  • Temporary Relief, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2015
  • Unified Family Law Conference, 17th Judicial Circuit, 2015
  • Family Law Practice & Procedures, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2015
  • Seminar - Give Peace A Chance, Association of South Florida Mediators, 2014
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem Program, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 2014
  • Case Law Update: Stay up to Date and Learn, The Florida Bar – Family Law Section, 2014
  • A View From the Bench – Reality Check for Litigants, Association of South Florida Mediators, 2014
  • 6th Unified Family Court Summit, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, 2014
  • Family Law Section: Raising the Bar, Broward County Bar Association, 2013
  • How to Protect Your Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Or Deaf/Blind Client, The Florida Bar: The Americans With Disabilities Act:, 2012
  • TWZ Enterprises: Mediation and Negotiation Strategies & Ethics of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2012
  • Alaska Bar Association: This Would Never Happen in Civil Practice, 2012
  • Lexis Nexis: Digital Piracy of Intellectual Property Rights and Content Protection, 2012
  • The Florida Bar - Young Lawyers Division: Government Symposium, 2012
  • The Florida Bar: Florida’s JNC Composition, The Past, Present and Future, 2012
  • Attorney David Thomas: “Parenting Course”, 2012
  • Advocates for Human Rights: “Stop Violence Against Women”, 2012
  • The Florida Bar: Foreclosure Litigation in Florida, 2011
  • The Florida Bar: Survey of Florida Law, 2010
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Alimony in Florida Law, Mediation, The Florida Bar Foundation, 2009 - Present
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Domestic Relations, 2009
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: How to Represent Parents, 2009
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Domestic Violence in Florida, 2009
  • The Florida Bar: Identifying the Mentally Ill, 2009
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Foreclosures in Family Law, 2009
  • Broward County Bar Association - Family Law Section: Raising the Bar, 2009
  • The Florida Bar Family Law Section: Board Certification Seminar, 2009
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Dealing with Paternity, 2008
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Legislative Update on Domestic Relations Seminar, 2008
  • The Florida Bar - Survey of Florida Law, 2008
  • The Florida Bar – Survey of Florida Law, 2008
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Family Law, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Ethics Update, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section: What It Costs To Be Mine, 2007
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Advanced Seminar on Family Law, 2007
  • Broward County Bar Association: Parental Relocation After Enactment of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, 2007
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Military Issues in Family Law, 2007
  • The Florida Bar Family Law Section: Board Certification Seminar, 2007
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Family Law Ethics, 2006
  • Broward County Bar Association - Family Law Section: Raising the Bar, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Principles of Professionalism, 2006
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Changes: Future Custody Laws, 2006
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Legislative Update, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Internet Evidence, 2006
  • Broward County Bar Association: Bench and Bar Conference, 2005
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Equitable Distribution, 2005
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Support Enforcement Division Seminar, 2005
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Legislative Update Seminar, 2005
  • The Florida Bar: Maximizing Your Trial Effectiveness, 2005
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Collaborating with a Forensic Accountant, 2005
  • The Florida Bar: Hurricane Disaster Plan, 2005
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Child Support & Alimony, 2005
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Advanced Mediation Training, 2005
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Peacing Together Your Divorce, 2005
  • The Florida Bar: Advanced Cross Examination, 2004
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: So You Want To Represent A Kid, 2004
  • The Florida Bar: Masters Seminar on Ethics, 2004
  • The Florida Bar – Lead, Model, Or Get Out Of The Way, 2004
  • Advanced Mediation Training: Effective Mediation and Arbitration, 2004
  • Advanced Mediation Training: Ethical Dilemmas, 2004
  • The Florida Bar: Solutions to Discovery, 2004
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Family Law, 2004
  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section: Custody Cases, 2003
  • Domestic Violence Law Updates, 2021
  • Legal Technology, Regulation and Management during COVID-19, 2021
  • Impact on the Mortgage Industry during COVID-19, 2021
  • Motions for Rehearing & Expert Witnesses during COVID-19, 2021
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for Lawyers, 2019
  • The Ethics of Communicating with Clients Via Text Messages, 2019 Lawyering, 2019
  • A 12-Month Plan for Going Paperless, 2019
  • Enhanced Results through Effective Communication, 2019
  • Cybersecurity for the Lawyer, 2019
  • Technology Ethics for Attorneys, 2019

Pro Bono Activities

  • Attorney Ad Litem for Children in Dependency Court
  • Attorney for Indigent Parents in Dependency Court , 1998 - Present

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1983
    J.D.
  • Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, 1980
    B.S., Business Administration and Management -
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Minor: Music Focus on Classical Piano, Music Education and Conducting

Articles

Published Works

  • “Marital and Family Law Perspectives”, Lighthouse Point Magazine - Legal Articles Contributor
  • “It’s the Law – What You Need To Know”, Lighthouse Point Magazine - Legal Articles Contributor

Office Information

Address

433 Plaza RealSuite 275Mizner Park Boca Raton, FL 33432

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