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Attorneys and Paralegals

Affordable Divorce Center is your one-stop, all-legal service provider offering you fast, efficient and low-cost options for your divorce, child support, paternity or any other family law matter. Our legal team is comprised of experienced Florida Bar attorneys and paralegals including former Judicial Assistants, Victim’s Advocates and Legal Aid Attorneys, all working under the guidance and supervision of J. Mark Maynor, a well established, Board Certified family law attorney with over 37 years of Florida marital law experience.

No matter what issue you are facing, our experienced and well trained divorce and family law attorneys and paralegals can handle all situations ranging from simple, uncontested divorces to highly contested relocation cases.

No fly-by-night, shady websites with unknown document providers; Affordable Divorce Center offers real-time help with real lawyers in a real office that is centrally located in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Mark Maynor, Senior Attorney and Founder

Senior attorney and founder of Maynor & Associates and Affordable Divorce Center, J. Mark Maynor has practiced family law in Palm Beach County for over 37 years. Responding to a need for quality family law legal services at affordable rates, Mr. Maynor created Affordable Divorce Center and oversees a team of highly skilled attorneys and paralegals.

Regarded as a leader in the field of Florida family law, Mr. Maynor is a sought-out family law attorney in high net-worth cases and brings the same level of personal attention to the Affordable Divorce Center. His reputation has been built on a combination of compassion for his clients and a keen working knowledge of the Florida court system.

Mr. Maynor’s expertise in Marital & Family Law, is further underscored by his AV® Preeminent Rating given by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive and indicates the highest level of professional and ethical excellence. He has also been named a “Florida Super Lawyer” in the area of Divorce and Family Law, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Most recently, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys voted him one of Florida’s 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in 2017.

A lifelong resident of Florida, Maynor grew up in Palm Beach County and received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1977. In addition to a rigorous honors program, he was also a linebacker on the University of Florida Gators football team from 1973-1976. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Florida in 1979 and was admitted to practice in 1980

Shawn Gearhart, Esquire
Shawn Gearhart is the lead attorney at Affordable Divorce Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. After graduating from Barry University School of Law, he was admitted to the Florida Bar. Indicating the highest levels of professional excellence in his field, Mr. Gearhart is AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the leading source for rating attorneys based on ethical standards and legal ability. In addition to all Florida State Courts, he is also admitted to practice in Federal Courts in the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Mr. Gearhart graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a BA in Communications. He has practiced family law in Florida since he started his law career, earning the respect and admiration of his colleagues and others in the Palm Beach County legal community.

His practice is exclusively focused on all aspects of family and marital law, including dissolution of marriage, timesharing (custody), child support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and debts, modification, enforcement, relocation, contempt, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, settlement agreements, mediations, jurisdictional issues, international custody issues, paternity and domestic violence. In addition, Mr. Gearhart also represents individuals in both Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy Federal Court

Karen Rose, Firm Administrator/Paralegal
Karen Rose is the Firm Administrator at Affordable Divorce Center and as such, oversees each case from beginning to end. She is the liaison between the attorney and the client ensuring that clients are kept informed about their case.

For over 10 years, Karen has worked within the domestic violence, juvenile, criminal and family court systems, and brings to Affordable Divorce Center, her expertise and extraordinary skills in dealing with local law enforcement organizations, victims advocacy groups, child protective investigators, counselors, mediators, parenting coordinators, mental health professionals and not-for- profit organizations.

As the first point of contact at Affordable Divorce Center, Karen is a compassionate listener, and many of our clients develop a close personal relationship with her during their case. She expertly guides them through the process with a gentle hand, and is uniquely experienced in seeking resources that may be available to them and their families, including programs that assist with reducing and/or waiving the State of Florida’s mandatory filing fee.

Karen has built a career on helping people navigate Florida’s family court system. She started her legal career as a Victims Advocate while working as the Outreach Coordinator for the not-for- profit organization Real Estate, Education and Community Housing where she also served on the Board of Directors from 2007-2011. She has served various law firms as an advocate, consultant, paralegal and office administrator while acquiring over 9 years of experience as a senior level paralegal.

Karen attended Manchester Community College as well as the Hartford Conservatory of Music where she focused her education on business administration and classical music composition and theory. She lives in the Western Communities with her son and attends First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach’s new Connect Church West where she volunteers at the children’s ministry.

Kelly Zapetis, Senior Paralegal
Kelly Zapetis is a NALA Certified Paralegal and Florida Bar Registered Paralegal with 19 years of experience in the legal field. She joined Affordable Divorce Center in 2016 and quickly demonstrated her passion for family law and her desire to assist clients through the often stressful process of divorce and other family law issues. Her expertise for 14 years has been in Marital and Family Law, focusing on dissolution of marriage, paternity, child support and timesharing modification, enforcement/contempt actions and domestic violence. She also has experience in the areas of civil and business litigation, probate litigation and personal injury.

Kelly holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business/Retail Marketing from Florida Atlantic University and was a double major at Palm Beach State College where she obtained her Associate of Arts Degree in both Fashion Merchandising/Design & Business Administration.

Kelly is a Palm Beach County, Florida native and in her leisure time, is an avid paddle boarder. She also enjoys nature photography and has sold her work locally.

Wendy Lopez De Melo, Office Administrator/Junior Paralegal

Wendy is the friendly voice you first hear when calling Affordable Divorce Center. She joined the firm in 2013 and since then has served as Office Administrator and a Junior Paralegal. Wendy is responsible for all administrative functions such as filing, scheduling and the overall efficient and smooth operation of the office.

Mrs. De Melo started her career as a legal assistant. She has served various law firms in administrative positions and has acquired 7 years of professional experience in office management.

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Affordable Divorce Center
1665 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 105
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-655-6840
Fax: 561-296-6333
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