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Today's special guest Leslie Ann Ferderigos, Esquire dealt with 10 years as a client in family court, fighting for years as an Alienated Parent, deprived of her rights while being wrongfully Baker Acted. She was involved in a high conflict divorce with very limited resources to fight for her rights as a parent to her daughter. And after the very nasty divorce co-parenting was extremely hard to do.
The first 8 years of her child's life were primarily with her, then the next 7 years she was primarily with her father. Leslie was then alienated from her for 2 years, which was one of the toughest times of her life. When she ran out of money she had no choice to settle on an agreement she didn’t agree with. She then realized her child had become a pawn in this litigation of who had more money and was fighting an unfair fight in a never ending battle. At that moment she decided to become a lawyer and make it her mission to help families who had endured the pain she had.
As an attorney, Leslie relates to her clients and shares their pain. Her direct experience as a client and victim helps her to identify and be there as support to help clients through this stressful process.
Leslie Ann is from Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Orlando Florida where she currently resides with her husband, also an attorney, Michael Ferderigos Esq. and her four children. Leslie is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida & United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and is a proud member of the Florida Bar and Florida Justice Association. Leslie attended Barry University of Law, earning her juris doctorate. During law school she served as a selected member of the Moot Court Honors Board. She was selected to represent her law school as an oral advocate for Barry Law school's Trial Team. Additionally Leslie founded and served as President for Legal Advocates for Citizens With Disabilities.