Collaborative Divorce Attorneys
A growing trend in family law, collaborative divorce allows couples to work through a nonconfrontational, nonadversarial process to reach the best result for themselves and their children. At the Law Office of Pamela M. Gordon P.A., we help clients achieve lasting and amicable settlements through the collaborative process. We are ready to help you dissolve your marriage in a manner that will save time, stress and expense.
A Cooperative Process
In collaborative divorce, each spouse hires an attorney and they work together with a mental health specialist or a forensic accountant to reach the best arrangement. They address all the same concerns as those discussed during a traditional divorce, including:
- Parental responsibility
- Equitable distribution of assets and debts
- Child support
- Attorney’s fees
Rather than taking conflicts to court, however, the couple and their attorneys work privately in a manner that reduces stress and anxiety and moves quickly toward resolution.
The advantages of collaborative divorce are many:
- Additional privacy — Since the agreement is worked out in private rather than in court, personal information is held in confidence and there is much less of a public record.
- Time savings — The collaborative process goes much more quickly than one that involves scheduled court appearances and formal discovery.
- Cost savings — Attorney fees might be lower because of the reduced time and lack of litigation.
- Less emotional turmoil — The act of dealing with your former spouse in a cooperative manner means that you do not face as much stress.
Not For Everyone
For collaborative divorce to succeed, an atmosphere of trust must be created. This is not possible in marriages where there has been domestic violence or emotional abuse.
If the collaborative process doesn’t work for you, you can easily transition to a traditional divorce. You and your spouse will hire new attorneys, so none of the private matters discussed in the collaborative meetings can be used in the adversarial process.
Contact A Reliable Florida Collaborative Divorce Attorney
If you believe the collaborative divorce process could work for you, call 954-416-2535 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We’ll give you all the information you need to move forward to a more hopeful future.