About Hadas Stagman

Overview

Attorney, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator & Circuit Court Mediator.

Mediating disputes throughout Palm Beach County, Broward County and Martin County.

In 2013, after eighteen years of litigating in family and circuit courts, Hadas left litigation and pursued her passion of resolving conflict through mediation. She established South Florida Divorce Mediations to assist attorneys and individuals in settling their family law disputes. To date, Hadas has handled over 2,000 family law mediations. She is skilled at developing creative solutions to help individuals and attorneys resolve their cases and has a very high success rate at achieving settlement.
Hadas believes that it is much more effective for the parties to evaluate what solutions work best for their unique family dynamics and to resolve their own issues. She is passionate about helping individuals resolve their conflicts through mediation because she knows the stress, costs and uncertainty involved in litigating family disputes. Her goal is for the parties, not the Court, to tailor the resolution of the case, to help individuals save thousands of dollars, and to promote a more positive co-parenting relationship post-divorce.

Education

Hadas graduated, cum laude, from Florida State University School of Law in 1995. During her second and third years of law school, she clerked for a boutique family law firm in Tallahassee. In her last semester of law school, she had the honor of interning at the Florida Supreme Court for Justice Gerald Kogan.

Recent Achievements

In July 2018, Hadas was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to a four-year term as a member of the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC). This panel meets monthly and provides written advisory opinions to all the Florida mediators regarding interpretation of the Mediator’s Rules and the Standards of Conduct.

  • Hadas has presented Ethics seminars at the annual Florida Dispute Resolution Conference.
  • Hadas has presented Ethics seminars for the 15th Judicial Circuit Courthouse.

Memberships

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Divorce Professionals
  • Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Florida Bar Family Law Committee

Certifications & Licensing

Certified by Florida Supreme Court

  • Circuit Court Mediator
  • Family Mediator
  • Dependency Mediator

Experience

Following graduation from FSU Law School, Hadas moved to Miami-Dade County and began her legal career at a boutique family law firm. In 2000, she moved to Boca Raton to join a civil litigation firm, and over the years obtained significant experience in various areas of litigation, specializing in family law.

In May 2010, Hadas was certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Mediator, in January 2013 as a Family Mediator, and in May 2014 as a Dependency Mediator.

Hadas mediates family law disputes for attorneys and is often very successful settling cases utilizing her litigation knowledge and experience.

She also mediates divorce, paternity and modification cases for pro se individuals and regularly mediates for the 15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County Courthouse Family Law Division.

Hadas has significant real world practical and legal experience that has helped her resolve most of the 2,000 cases that she has mediated.

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