Link to Original Article in the Boca Observer
Family law attorney Laura S. Blackman is a caring listener, a creative thinker and an effective problem solver helping clients navigate the challenging divorce process as smoothly as possible.
“I care about my clients and understand their fears about their future,” says Blackman, who has more than 20 years of experience in marital and family law, including the collaborative law approach to resolving parental and financial issues without excessive stress on the family.
“I believe that knowledge is power,” she adds. “If a husband or wife is contemplating divorce, I will discuss the issues and explain their rights and the nuances of Florida law.”
In keeping with her personalized law practice, Blackman stays in close touch with her clients and is always available if there is a domestic violence incident or an emergency after hours. Along with her dedicated staff, Blackman has compiled a dream team of therapists, forensic accountants, mortgage brokers and other professionals who assist her clients in finding balance in their lives.
Along with divorce matters, Blackman has extensive experience in drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements and handling post-judgment custody and financial issues after a divorce.
A longtime resident of Boca Raton, she is a competitive tennis player; a hot yoga practitioner; and a single mom with three college-age and adult children: Max, Alexa and Jack.
Blackman is also an active philanthropist, raising funds for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami through The Pap Corps chapter at St. Andrews Country Club, which was founded by her parents, Elayne and Richard Blackman, more than 15 years ago. On Dec. 14, The Pap Corps chapter is hosting a casino night to support Sylvester’s research.
Blackman is also a board member for The March of the Living and the Associated Kristallnacht Film Forum on Nov. 10. Proceeds from the event support the March of the Living Fund, providing local scholarships for junior and senior high school students to travel to Poland and Israel on a life-changing journey.
Reflecting on her practice, Blackman says: “I really try to save the family unit during the difficult divorce process. I also encourage my clients to set aside their fears, even for a moment, and live each day to the fullest with the people they love.”