Orlando Collaborative Family Law Lawyers
What is Collaborative Family Law?
Collaborative Family Law, also called “collaborative divorce” is a confidential, respectful, alternative method for resolving family disputes. Clients avoid litigation in the courts by working creatively and collaboratively to resolve issues by retaining decision-making control and acknowledging everyone’s interests. Collaborative practice is a client-centered divorce process that affords divorcing spouses an opportunity to craft their own settlement that meets the interests of each spouse and the children.
Is it the right alternative for me?
Collaborative Divorce may be the best alternative for you if:
• You want to remain in control over the divorce process and the outcome
• You are willing to work creatively and collaboratively to solve problems
• You desire to have your personal and financial information remain confidential
• You desire to prioritize the children’s needs
How does it work?
After you and your spouse decide you would like to divorce using the collaborative process, you both will choose lawyers who have been trained in collaborative divorce. Together with your lawyers, you will then choose one neutral mental health professional and one neutral financial professional who have also been trained in collaborative practice. Through a series of meetings, the team, which includes you, your spouse, and the other professionals, will problem-solve together to create a comprehensive written agreement. During these meetings, the team communicates and exchanges information openly. This open, non-adversarial communication style will assist the team in developing a clear picture of the expectations and goals of the divorcing spouses so that the final agreement is reflective of these interests.
How will Collaborative Family Law benefit my future?
The collaborative process requires divorcing spouses to communicate respectfully. Collaborative divorce can be transformative for the divorcing spouses because each will likely learn strategies and techniques to be more effective communicators in the midst of a future conflict. This potential for transformation can help people resolve future conflicts in a more productive and respectful manner. Divorcing spouses are likely to complete their divorce with a feeling of wholeness when compared to the traditional litigation divorce process. Traditional divorce litigation has a great potential to tear families apart and demolish the self esteem of parents and children. Successfully completing a collaborative divorce builds a foundation for families to successfully continue into the future. As we know, families do continue even after a divorce, when there are children or strong, relational ties between members of each family.
Our Winter Garden Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Have Advanced Training
Our Florida family law attorneys are professionally trained in the collaborative process. We will help you understand the collaborative process in more detail, so that you can make a fully informed decision whether it is right for you. Grossman & Grossman divorce lawyers are the only Winter Garden, Florida collaborative professionals who also hold Master of Laws degrees in Dispute Resolution, from the number one ranked dispute resolution program in the United States, The Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Avoid The Destruction of a Traditional Divorce. Please call us now.
Schedule an appointment to learn about collaborative divorce and other Florida divorce process options. We service the greater Orlando metro area including Orange County, Osceola County, Lake County, and Seminole County, as well as the cities of Apopka, Ocoee, Oakland, Winter Park, Windermere, Clermont, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Kissimmee, Sanford, Maitland, Tavares, Lakeland, Leesburg, Winter Garden, St. Cloud, Winter Haven and other Central Florida communities.
For more information, please visit the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida.