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Elaine Silver

Elaine T. Silver, J.D., experienced Collaborative divorce attorney and mediator, helps families heal through the divorce process. She mediates with the perspective of protecting children, preserving assets, and encouraging each spouse to engage their “best self”. She encourages divorcing couples to retain control over their lives. In mediation Elaine guides the couple to explore all options and formulate their best solutions. Mediation with Elaine centers on a respectful, caring, private process.
Elaine also works with unmarried couples to dis-engage, with unmarried parents to create Parenting Plans in the best interest of their children, and with couples about to be married to create pre-marital agreements to define their future financial relationship.
To learn if mediation is right for you, call Elaine at 407-268-6830.

Elaine Silver is a mediator and Collaborative divorce lawyer in Heathrow/Lake Mary (Greater Orlando), Central Florida. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family mediator and admitted to practice law in Florida and (formerly) Connecticut. She graduated from New York University School of Law and Bucknell University. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell as a Pre-Eminent attorney and is a certified Guardian Ad Litem and a trainer in the GAL certification program. She lectures on mediation, collaborative practice, divorce and custody and makes radio and TV appearances. She has taught at Barry University School of Law, Beijing University in China and University of Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac) School of Law. Before moving to Florida she was a member of the Law Firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, LLP in Stamford, Connecticut.
She chaired the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals Statewide Annual Conferences in 2016 and 2017.

ADR Experience

Elaine has 30+ years experience in helping families heal. She is a Certified as a Family Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and is the principal mediator at the Silver Divorce Center in Lake Mary, Florida. She has served by appointment of the Connecticut courts as a Special Master for the Superior Courts and for the Connecticut state-wide Contested Custody Docket. She has conducted divorce mediation sessions that have resolved all issues in as little as two hours, and as much as many days over extended periods of time, depending on the needs and concerns of the parties. She works with high net worth families with complicated business and professional interests as well as families of more modest means. She tailors her mediation methods to the needs of each individual.


Elaine encourages divorcing couples to keep control and engage their best selves. She has mediated with families from all walks of life, from very high net worth families to families facing foreclosure and bankruptcy. She engages divorcing couples as individuals, addresses their fears, concerns and hopes for the future.


New York University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Bucknell University, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania, BA

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Management

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

Sliding scale rates. Call the office for more information about fees. 407-268-6830

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals