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Karen Beth Weintraub

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A.
3020 N.E. 32nd Avenue, Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: 954-306-9154
Fax: 954-563-3403
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in Florida Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Karen Beth Weintraub is a partner with Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A., a boutique family law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Board-certified in marital and family law since 2012 by The Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Weintraub provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Fort Lauderdale metro and surrounding areas of South Florida, including Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties, who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families and children.

Having focused her entire legal career on family law, Ms. Weintraub is able to offer an unmatched level of representation, and she finds great reward in being able to help so many in her community during some of the most difficult and emotionally challenging times in their lives. At all turns, she delivers highly personalized counsel to help her clients make the best-informed decisions, and she works diligently to assist them in pursuing their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Weintraub has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with perennial designation as a Top Lawyer from South Florida Legal Guide each year between 2010 and present. She has also received "Superb" client ratings on AVVO as well as the site's highest designation, the Clients' Choice Award.  Ms. Weintraub has also been appointed to teach advanced family law trial advocacy seminars and is a leader in the First Family Law Inns of Court in Miami-Dade County.

A 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ms. Weintraub obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1993. She is a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and she is an active member of The Florida Bar's Family Law Section, where she has now been appointed to the Board Certification Committee, a prestigious and coveted honor.   

Although Ms. Weintraub is an experienced and strong family law litigator, Ms. Weintraub's latest professional endeavor is founding her collaborative law group, called DivorceSmart: Think Collaborative.  Ms. Weintraub has gathered and vetted the most experienced and respected professionals and experts throughout South Florida to represent divorce clients, without courts and in an amicable cooperative manner.  Collaborative law is suitable for all family law related issues, including divorce, custody/timesharing, alimony and property distribution issues, so long as both parties agree to the collaborative process.  The top financial experts and therapeutic professionals in South Florida are part of this collaborative team, led by Ms. Weintraub and her colleagues.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Karen Beth Weintraub

First Admitted: 1995, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://sidweberlaw.com/karen/

Representative Clients

  • Over the past several years, Ms. Weintraub has been lead counsel in an extremely high conflict custodial litigation.  The trial of this case has been in excess of 30 days and lasted for one year.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Ms. Weintraub was trained in Collaborative Family Law in 2018
  • Certified Parent Coordinator in 2017
  • Fellow of the Florida Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2014, and she remains from 2014 - Present
  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law.  She remains Board Certified in Marital and Family Law since 2012

Honors/Awards

  • Committee Member of The Florida Bar Marital + Family Law Board Certification Committee, 2018 - 2019
  • In 2012, Ms. Weintraub became AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  She has been AV Rated for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • Ms. Weintraub is listed as a Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Top Lawyers in South Florida, South Florida Legal Guide, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • AAML Florida Chapter Board of Managers, 2018 - 2019
  • AAML Florida Admissions and Examining Committee, 2018 - 2019
  • Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Certification Committee, 2018 - Present
  • Family Law Section Florida Bar - Equitable Distribution Committee Member. Subcommittee member on proposing and drafting new legislation regarding alternative remedies for enforcement of equitable distribution awards through the contempt powers of the Court. Webinar committee member
  • Member, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.
  • First Family Law Inns of Court (approximately 1998 – 2002)

Educational Background

  • Ms. Weintraub attended the University of Michigan and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Ms. Weintraub attended the University of Florida and obtained her Juris Doctor degree in Gainesville, Florida.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Previously served as a Guardian ad Litem in Miami-Dade County, on several cases.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of Board Certification, Family Law Section Certification Review Seminar, 2013
  • Family Law Section of Florida Bar Seminar, Speaker, Mechanics of Board Certification, 2013
  • Ms. Weintraub has been chosen to act as a small group advisor for the Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop for the years 2015, 2017 and 2019, Speaker, Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, Family Law Section Of The Florida Bar, 2015
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Office Location for Karen Beth Weintraub

3020 N.E. 32nd Avenue
Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone: 954-306-9154

Fax: 954-563-3403

Last Updated: 4/8/2021

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