Orlando Divorce Lawyers – We Are Different!
Traditionally, lawyers are trained to examine a set of facts, identify the legal issues and relevant legal standards, and apply the facts to the law to reach a conclusion that can be persuasively argued on behalf of a client. Unfortunately, some lawyers do not see value in going beyond the facts and the law.
For example, some lawyers will not consider the emotional impact upon a client or his/her family when pursuing litigation, and may never ask a client how his/her family might react to a lengthy litigation process and a potentially adverse court decision. In other words, there are some lawyers who do not consider other aspects of a client beyond the facts of a particular case.
A Different Kind of Orlando Divorce Attorney
Our Orlando divorce attorneys believe that the people behind the legal problems are equally important. Our Orlando divorce lawyers focus on the law and the facts, as well as the emotional well-being of our clients and the potential psychological impact a proposed legal resolution might have. The Comprehensive Law Practice movement and Therapeutic Jurisprudence are central to our practice.
Comprehensive Law Practice “recognizes and values law’s potential as an agent of positive interpersonal and individual change and seeks to bring about a positive result (such as healing, wholeness, harmony, or optimal human functioning) as part of the resolution of legal matters.” (Susan Daicoff, Law as a Healing Profession: The Comprehensive Law Movement) We value and discuss factors other than legal rights and duties, such as needs, values, beliefs, goals, psychological well-being, and interpersonal relations.
Orlando Divorce Lawyers Who Believe in The Power of Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Therapeutic Jurisprudence (“TJ”) was started by two law professors, David Wexler and Bruce Winick, whom we consider to be tremendous sources of inspiration in our practice. TJ is generally defined using law professor Christopher Slobogin’s definition as follows: “the use of social science to study the extent to which a legal rule or practice promotes the psychological or physical well-being of the people it affects.”
TJ stands for the idea that the law, legal procedures, and legal professionals have psychological effects on people involved with legal matters. Incorporating TJ principles into our divorce practice guides us to continuously examine “whether the law’s antitherapeutic consequences can be reduced, and its therapeutic consequences enhanced, without subordinating due process and other justice values.” (David Wexler, Bruce Winick)
At the Winter Garden law firm of Grossman & Grossman, our divorce attorneys care about your well-being and are sensitive to the impact that legal professionals and procedures can have upon you, our client. 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.