All workshops will include presentations by highly qualified professionals.
Lisa Byrne, Divorce Consultant, has been working in the financial services field for over 20 years. Lisa specializes in working with clients pre divorce and helps them prepare cash flow analysis, budgets and financial statements. During the divorce process Lisa works closely with clients and their attorneys in analyzing spousal support proposals, asset splits, social security maximization, and other important financial issues.
Post divorce Lisa works with clients to prepare a long term financial plan that may include goal setting, asset allocation/risk management, college planning and liability management.
Divorce is a very stressful time for clients and Lisa’s philosophy is to make the process as simple and easy as possible. “Kitchen table counseling” is a term she uses to describe her practice; which means she will meet her clients in their home and work with them on their day to day financial issues. It is not uncommon for Lisa to help a client hire other professionals in their lives such as a CPA, estate planning attorney, real estate agent or a mortgage professional and will even help clients navigate the car buying experience.
She is truly an advocate for her clients.
Law Offices of Jennifer T. Dane
Jennifer T. Dane, Esquire
450 North Wymore Rd.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Jennifer Dane was born and raised in Central Florida. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in South Carolina, Jennifer moved back to Central Florida and attended Barry University School of Law. During her time at Barry University, Jennifer Dane interned with the Seminole County Legal Aid Society where she learned a lot about the ins and outs of family law. Jennifer also interned at the Orange County State Attorney’s office where she worked closely with the two experienced trial attorneys, and conducted several criminal trials.
Jennifer Dane currently lives in Seminole County where she is an active member of her local community and has served on several boards and volunteer positions. Since opening her own law firm in 2009 Jennifer has focused her practice solely on Family Law in Central Florida. Jennifer Dane has personally handled hundreds of family law cases and helped hundreds of families through the family law process.
American University, 2002
Presbyterian College, 2003
The College of William and Mary, 2007
Barry University School of Law, 2008
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
Seminole County Inn of Courts
Seminole County Bar Association
Central Florida Collaborative Law Association
Orlando Sanford Aviation Authority Board of Directors
Known for a caring heart, as well as a drive to make a difference, Jennifer Englert is the driving force behind The Orlando Law Group as it enters its second decade serving the Central Florida community.
Englert is the managing partner and founder of OLG. For over 15 years, she has focused on business disputes, business law, general civil litigation, special needs & education law, family law, personal injury, and real estate. She has represented entities and individuals in both federal and state trial and appellate courts.
Under her direction, The Orlando Law Group has been named one of the fastest-growing law firms in Central Florida and throughout America [ranked No. 105 among the top 500 fastest-growing law firms in the United States, per the 2017 Law Firm 500]. Since 2009, she has built the firm to where it has earned a reputation as the Orlando-area’s law firm that cares about its clients and the communities it serves.
Giving back to the community is a staple of Englert’s. She donates time and resources to numerous non-profit organizations throughout Central Florida, and is a member of the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors [2018-2019]. She was also named Child & Family Lawyer of the Year  by Finance Monthly.
She earned her JD from the University of Florida, and her bachelor’s in political science from Stetson University. She began her legal career as an attorney with Wicker Smith et. al. and then Marshall Dennehey. She resides with her family in Waterford Lakes.
Erin F. Duncan, partner with The Orlando Law Group, has been a Central Florida-based attorney for the past decade.
She oversees OLG’s family law matters, including collaborative dispute resolution, paternity, and domestic violence. She also serves as a Guardian ad Litem in disputed custody cases, and is a trial and civil litigator.
Duncan has made Central Florida her home throughout a 10-year law career that has focused primarily on marital and family law. She also finds the time to adjunct at Seminole State College, teaching students business law, torts, civil litigation, law office management, and mock trial skills, with an emphasis on legal research, writing, and paralegal skills. Duncan also serves as co-chair on the Orange County Bar Association’s Family Law Section committee, while trying to keep a healthy work-life balance.
Initially a paralegal assisting in criminal dependency and family law matters prior to law school, Duncan earned her juris doctor degree from Florida A&M University School of Law, and her bachelor’s of science in legal studies from the University of Central Florida. She resides in Orlando, Florida.
Jeffrey W. Smith’s life is a tale of two careers. The first chapter saw him serve our country as a machine gunner with the United States Marine Corps, then return and begin a civilian career as a facility / services technician with AT&T. The second chapter saw him not only earn his bachelor of science degree, but also his juris doctor, enabling him to leave AT&T for a career in law.
Which is where Jeffrey Smith’s story sits right now.
Today, Smith is an attorney with The Orlando Law Group — a position he has held since April 2015. He handles all aspects of divorce that include dissolution of marriage, modification, child support enforcement and establishment, paternity, visitation issues, as well as pre and post nuptial agreements. He also practices in simple estate planning document preparation, Social Security disability, foreclosure defense, civil litigation, homeowners association and member representation, adoption, debt collection defense, and contract disputes.
Smith began practicing family law in 2014, following his graduation from Barry University’s School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he left AT&T and joined The Orlando Law Group. Prior to Barry, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida, with a degree in technical education and industry training.
As a member of the Marine Corps, Smith was a team leader in charge of a machine-gun team in Operation Desert Storm. He then served during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.
Hillary Straus, MA, LMHC
Executive Director, Psychotherapist
Hillary is the Executive Director of the Maitland Wellness Center. Hillary’s holistic oriented counseling practice is part of the integrative wellness team at Maitland Wellness Center. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (MH #13684) and has completed a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
As a counselor working with individual clients Hillary takes a holistic approach to finding relief from anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She offers gentle and caring environment that helps client work toward wholeness. In a open environment that allows space for all aspects of the Self to emerge, she treats the underlying issues that contribute to unwanted patterns and symptoms. Additionally, Hillary has completed extensive training in a form of Energy Psychology called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) which is a non-invasive and gentle method to help reduce negative feelings, behaviors, and symptoms. EFT works by gently tapping specific meridian points on the body and can offer relief from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and a variety of phobias and addictions.
Hillary offers powerful mind/body/spirit healing that is innovative and offers rapid results.
Integrating biomedical science, psychology, hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, applied kinesiology, spirituality and Energy Psychology techniques, effective results are found based on:
- The client’s deepest wisdom guides the healing,
- Menus of well characterized patterns and effective healing techniques,
- Clearing blocks to success at the conscious, unconscious, body, and soul levels.