About Affordable Divorce Center Lawyers

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High-quality family law services at
low-cost prices

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Payment plans to fit most budgets

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Flat fees in some cases

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Full range of services from DIY Document Assistance to Low-Cost Representation

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Bilingual staff (Spanish/English)

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Staff of experienced, AV-rated, Florida Bar attorneys and paralegals you meet with one-on-one who speak to you in language you can understand.

Until now, divorce law firms were expensive, intimidating and spoke in legal language most people couldn’t understand. Affordable Divorce Center is an innovative approach to family law.


Our attorneys are managed and supervised by J. Mark Maynor, a Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated attorney with 37 years of experience in West Palm Beach County. Respected by members of the judiciary and legal community alike, Mr. Maynor is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, making him a specialist or expert in this field of law.


Responding to the need for quality family law legal services at lower rates, Mr. Maynor created the Affordable Divorce Center. The attorneys and paralegals at Affordable Divorce Center are Florida Bar licensed, highly experienced and share the same passion for family law as Mr. Maynor. Divorce and family law is all we do. Our experienced, AV-rated, Florida Bar family law attorneys can help you identify key issues regarding modifying alimony, child support, time-sharing/visitation and other matters that you haven’t thought of yourself. The decisions you make regarding these issues will affect you for the rest of your life.

Mark Maynor Attorney

Divorce lawyer Mark Maynor Attorney

Shawn Gearhart Attorney

Shawn Gearhart - Divorce Lawyer

Wendy Lopez de Melo Paralegal

Wendy Lopez de Melo Paralegal in Florida Divorce Lawyer

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, Lead Attorney: 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 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 Court.

Wendy Lopez de Melo: Wendy Melo is a Paralegal at the Affordable Divorce Center. Her expertise is in the area of marital and family law involving divorce, co-parenting, time sharing, and modification of support and alimony.

Wendy is the primary contact for Document Preparation Program clients, preparing the necessary documents enabling them to go to their final hearing. She has a tender heart and a special gift of making others feel comfortable during difficult times.
Wendy first joined the firm in 2013 as a junior paralegal. Wendy started her career as a legal assistant. She has served various law firms in administrative positions and has acquired over 13 years of experience in the legal field.

Wendy is bilingual in Spanish/English.

Genny Contreras is an Of Counsel with Affordable Divorce Center and the senior attorney in our Fort Pierce office. Ms. Contreras is a present member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Martin County Bar Association, and the St. Lucie County Bar Association.

Ms. Contreras’ passion for law started while studying business and owning a construction company where she holds licenses in Real Estate, Air Conditioning and as a General Contractor. Pulled in a different direction, she decided to pursue her legal education and graduated from St. Thomas School of Law, Miami Florida where she received her Juris Doctor Degree along with a Certificate in Environmental Sustainability, Business Law, and Real Estate law. In addition to her demanding schedule, Ms. Contreras received a Pro Bono Commendation Certificate for outstanding commitment to public service.

As a lifelong resident of South Florida, she graduated from Palm Beach State College with a B.A.S. in Supervision and Management and was on the President’s Academic Honors list. She was a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.

Today, she continues to take pride in assisting individuals facing hardships and providing legal advice of those within her community here in St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach County.

In her free time, Ms. Contreras likes to read, kayaking, spend time with friends and family, and play pickleball.

Kimberlyn Watson Paralegal

Kimberlyn Watson Paralegal - Divorce Lawyer

Jesenia Orozco Paralegal

Jesenia Orozco: is one of the paralegals at Affordable Divorce Center. Jesenia obtained a Degree in Legal Studies from Palm Beach State College. With 10 years of experience in the legal field, she has worked in Personal Injury, Immigration and Family Litigation.

Jesenia’s passion for family law stems from the ability to assist clients through what can be the most difficult time in their lives. With a warm personality and ability to multi-task, you can count on Jesenia to lessen the stress of the process when your case is placed in her very capable hands.

Jesenia was born in New Jersey and moved to Florida 14 years ago. She’s bilingual in Spanish and English. In her free time, Jesenia enjoys reading, walking on the beach and spending time with family.

Kimberlyn Watson: has been a paralegal for over 26 years. She joined our team at Maynor & Associates and Affordable Divorce Center in January 2023 and supports the senior attorneys in handling various aspects of the firms’ family law matters.

She is a native of Jamaica, but began her career in Harrison, NY as a Bankruptcy Paralegal/Legal Assistant where she worked closely with Chapter 7, 11, and 13 clients. After relocating to Florida in 2008 she continued working in the Bankruptcy field as a Trustee’s assistant at Ruden & McClosky n/k/a Greenspoon Marder, as well as on behalf of Debtors at Michael A. Kaufman, P.A.. After her tenure as a Bankruptcy Paralegal, Kimberlyn worked as a Real Estate Litigation paralegal at Zaretsky Law Group, handling transactional and real estate litigation matters.

She has been working in the Family Law field for over three years, first as a contract paralegal for small local firms; until most recently when she joined Maynor & Associates and Affordable Divorce Center on a full time basis.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, sewing and writing.

Wendy is the friendly voice you first hear when calling the Affordable Divorce Center.  She joined the firm in 2013 and since then has served as Office Administrator and a Junior Paralegal.  Wendy oversees the Document Assistance program, drafting documents and assisting clients with procedural questions.  She is also responsible for all administrative functions such as filing, scheduling and the overall efficient and smooth operation of the office.

Mrs. Melo started her career as a legal assistant.  She has served various law firms in administrative positions and has acquired 9 years of professional experience in law office management.  She is bilingual in Spanish/English.

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