H. Danciu practices family law and concentrates in the areas
of private adoption, gestational surrogacy (in vitro fertilization)
surrogacy (artificial insemination), paternity, egg, sperm and
embryo donation contracts and all areas of reproductive law. Charlotte
has been practicing law for more than 24 years and has handled
more than 2,000 adoptions as well as several hundred surrogacy,
reproductive law and non-traditional law matters. Charlotte has
been honored to represent numerous clients from the United States
and abroad. She has been very successful in influencing
Florida's legislation resulting in some of the most progressive
adoption and surrogacy laws in the world. She often appears on
T.V. and radio, internationally, nationally, and at the local
level. Ms. Danciu is recognized as an information source
and an expert in her field. She has made appearances on
among others, the Today Show with Katie Couric, Aaron Braun, John
Walsh, CNN and numerous cable networks as a result of court appearances
dealing with important issues in her unique practice.
|Charlotte Danciu with John Walsh
||Charlotte Danciu with Katie Couric
Charlotte is a Florida State University
Law School graduate, and has a B.A. in Exceptional Child Education
from Florida Atlantic University. Charlotte is a member of the
Florida, Palm Beach County and South Palm Beach County Bar Associations,
as well as the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. She
is a trained emergency medical technician, and in fulfillment
of her love of the study of obstetrics and childbirth, she has
attended over 40 births. Charlotte has two daughters. Her eldest, Noelle, is adopted and recently had the pleasure of meeting her birth family. Bill has two sons. Together they have fostered and mentored many children in their home and have not ruled out adoption again in the future. Charlotte and her husband have
a very special "blended" family. Charlotte has two daughters
and Bill has two sons. They also have Charlotte's eldest daughter,
who is adopted, recently graduated from the Exceptional Student
Program at Boca Raton Community High.
Maxine Derkatch has been an attorney for over 35 years and
in the fields of adoption, juvenile, and family law. A graduate
of Brooklyn College and New York Law School, Maxine is a member
of the Florida and New York Bars. She was also a teacher in
the New York City public schools system. Maxine has extensive
experience as an investigative attorney and a prosecutor, and
has represented the State of Florida in child abuse and neglect
cases. Maxine and her husband are the proud adoptive parents
of a 14 year old daughter from Chile.
Michael J. Danciu is a 1998 graduate of Nova
Southeastern University Law Center.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State
University, majoring in political science, with a minor in communications.
Michael has extensive experience in the area of human relations;
having worked with the underprivileged and mentally challenged
in college. Michael was an intern in the Florida Senate and
was involved in drafting legislation dealing with various social
issues facing the state of Florida. Michael also was an intern
in the Palm Beach County Public Defender's office, bringing
to the firm a wealth of information and experience in this important
area of the law. Michael remains interested in helping the youth
in our community through counseling and alternative programs.
Michael was recently married to his beautiful wife Stephanie.
Our Staff has years of experience
assisting families in these very important legal matters. We
understand that although we may handle many cases, yours is
of paramount importance to you and we will treat it as such.
Our work is truly a labor
of love, and that's what makes us so successful.