Charlotte E. Karlan

is a Lawyer in Miami, FL

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Areas of Law

  • ......................... 80%Family Law
  • ......................... 10%Elder Law
  • ......................... 5%Appellate Practice
  • ......................... 5%Collection and Civil Litigation

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228
Miami, FL 33179
Phone 305-914-5677
Fax: 305-914-5676
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  • 5.0Value for Money...........................
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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1984, Florida
EducationTemple University, College of Liberal Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1965

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1967

University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL, 1983
Birth InformationBrooklyn, New York, July 3, 1943
Associations & MembershipsThe Florida Bar
1984 - Present

Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1989 - 1993
Member and Liaison to Family Law Section

Simplified Forms Committee, 1993 - 1994

Family Law Rules Committee, 1993 - 1995
Charter Member

Professional Ethics Committee, 2000 - Present

Family Law Section
1986 - Present

Executive Council, 1992 - Present

Legislation Committee, 1993 - Present
Voting Member

Mental Health Professionals in Litigation Committee, 1994 - 1997

General Masters Committee, 1994 - 1995

Litigation Support Committee, 1997 - Present
Chair, 1997 - 2000
Chair Emeritus - 2001 - 2002

Nominating Committee, 1998 - Present

Ethics & Attorney Fees Committee, 2001 - 2002
Vice Chair

Membership Committee, 2001 - 2002

Nomenclature Committee, 2001 - Present
Chair 2001 - 2002
Member 2002 - Present

Public Service Committee, 2002 - Present

Public Interest Law Section
1993 -1996

Legal needs of Children Committee 1993 - 1996

Appellate Practice & Advocacy Section
1995 - Present

Elder Law Section
1999 - Present

Advanced Directives Committee, 1986


American Bar Association, 1984 - 2007

First Family Law American Inn of Law Court, 1999 - 2006

Dade County Bar Association, 1992 - 1995

South Miami-Kendall Bar Association, 1987 - 1995
Reported CasesTeller V. Richert, 756 So.2d 128 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999)

Skirko v. Skirko, 677 So.2d 885 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996)

In the Interest of D.M.W., a monor child, 623 So.2d 634 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993)

Heilman v. Heilman, 610 So, 60 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992)

Smith v. Van Horn, 597 So.2d 887 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992)

Perez v. Perez, 565 So.2d 409 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)

McCall v. Alfonso, 561 So.2d 1350 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)

Barber v. MacKenzie, 562 So.2d 755 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)

Murias v. Murias, 599 So.2d 664 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)

Perez v. Perez, 519 So.2d 321 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988)
PublicationsDiscovery Sanctions: Does the Dog Bite?, Florida Bar Journal, December, 1990

Know Your Mental Health Experts: Unlicensed Psychologist is an Oxymoron, Commentator, November, 1994

Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations, Commentator, February, 1995

Jurisdiction in Child Custody Cases, Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 3rd ed.

Maximizing Tax Savings During Divorce Through Careful Selection of Tax Filing Status, Editor, Commentator, December, 1998
EmploymentDepartment of Children & Families, O.P.S. Termination of Parental Rights, Senior Attorney, 1996 - 1997

Lieberman & Haber, P.A., Of Counsel, 1992 - 1993

Karlan & Gerson, P.A., Vice President, 1987 - 1992

Law Offices of Charlotte E. Karlan, 1984 - 1987

Circuit Court, Hon. John J. Crews, Law Clerk, 1980 - 1983
Additional Bio DetailsFlorida Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties - and all of Florida
Law Offices of Karlan & Associates, P.A. is a boutique law firm located in Miami, Florida. Our knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to the highest level of personal service as we guide clients through divorce, custody, and other family law matters.

Experience and Knowledge

Providing dependable advice to our clients requires extensive knowledge of the underlying legal issues. Our attorneys are well versed in all aspects of Florida family law, from marital property division and prenuptial agreements to DNA paternity testing and domestic violence restraining orders. Our lawyers have the trial experience to protect your interests in court, and the negotiating skills to resolve matters out of court through alternative dispute resolution and other forms of mediation.

Compassion and Service

We understand that ending a marriage or fighting for custody are emotional issues requiring tough decisions. We are sympathetic to your questions and concerns about the end result. The attorneys and staff at Law Offices of Karlan & Associates, P.A. strive to be accessible, responsive, and supportive throughout the process. We take the time to explain the process, the steps we take on your behalf, and the expected timeline of events. We provide a free initial phone consultation, and we can arrange evening or weekend appointments for your convenience. Phone calls are promptly returned and clients are regularly updated on the progress of their case. We explain our fee structure up front and the estimated cost of resolving your legal matter.

Complete Discretion

We recognize that divorce, domestic violence, paternity, and related matters are intensely personal, and that you may not want your spouse, partner, or family members to know about your visit with us. Your discussions with us our kept in strict confidence. We will work toward private, out-of-court resolutions per your wishes.

Contact our Miami office at 305.914.5677 for experienced, compassionate, and discreet representation. In your free consultation, we will explain the process, discuss your options, and estimate your costs

Office Information

Charlotte E. Karlan
1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228
Miami, FL 33179