Monthly Archives: June 2011

What is Collaborative Divorce?

You may have heard the term “collaborative divorce,” but you may not know what it means.  Below is an explanation from The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay: What is Collaborative Law? Collaborative Law, or Collaborative Practice, is a new … Continue reading

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Video: Ron Artest Filed to Change His Name. How Do You Change Your Name?

As discussed by the video below, NBA player Ron Artest has filed to change his name to Meta World Peace: So how do you legally change your name in Florida?

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Is the Collaborative Process Right for You?

Collaborative family law is an innovative process that focuses on creating settlements that work for all involved.  It takes discussions of intimate issues out of a public courtroom and into the private offices of attorneys and other professionals. But is this process … Continue reading

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Message from Partners for Life Police Appreciation Run

I thought I would share the following message I received from the Partners for Life Police Appreciation Run.  I completed the 10K, which followed the waterfront and downtown streets of Saint Petersburg and was held in memory of fallen police … Continue reading

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Video: Collaborative Divorce Discussed on the Today Show

In the video below, collaborative divorce is discussed on NBC’s Today Show.  A couple and their attorneys delve into the benefits and process of this innovative type of family law practice: As alluded to above, collaborative divorce is a team-centric … Continue reading

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Comparison: Collaborative Law versus Litigation and Mediation

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas provides the following table which compares collaborative family law to mediation and traditional litigation: Collaborative Law Litigation Mediation Comments and Explanations Each party has independent legal advice yes yes sometimes Mediators cannot give legal … Continue reading

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A Collaborative Option for Family Law Matters

Please make sure to visit our updated webpage on collaborative family law (http://www.abcfamilylaw.com/practice-areas/collaborative-divorce).

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Video: Collaborative Divorce from Clients’ Perspectives Part 2

Collaborative law is a team-oriented alternative to the traditional litigation model.  It allows for the exploration and implementation of creative, flexible solutions while offering an assurance of privacy. In the video below (Part 2), several clients* in Texas describe their … Continue reading

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Video: Collaborative Divorce from Clients’ Perspectives Part 1

Collaborative law is a team-oriented alternative to the traditional litigation model.  It allows for the exploration and implementation of creative, flexible solutions while offering an assurance of privacy. In the video below, several clients* in Texas describe their experience with … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved On Up to Downtown!

I am excited to report that, as of today, my office has moved to downtown Tampa! This move provides us more space to better serve our clients while placing us within minutes of the Edgecomb Courthouse. I also welcome Michelle … Continue reading

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