Ask for a Collaborative Divorce Attorney

If you are considering a divorce, ask your attorney whether he or she has received interdisciplinary collaborative training and offers the collaborative divorce option.  Why?

A collaborative divorce attorney will focus on helping you and your family rather than hurting your spouse.  He or she is committed to productive and respectful negotiations for a mutually beneficial outcome rather than conducting an all out war in the courtroom.

In fact, in the collaborative process, the attorney is contractually barred from engaging in courtroom battles; this allows each spouse to speak openly and honestly in negotiation sessions without fear that the other party’s attorney will use his or her words against him or her.  This also tends to make the collaborative process less expensive, as collaborative attorneys are not engaging in depositions and other costly litigation tactics to prepare for trial.

So if you want to end your marriage without destroying your family, ask your attorney to engage in the collaborative family law model.

If you have questions regarding collaborative divorce and you wish to speak with a Florida collaborative attorney, call The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover at (813) 443-0615 or fill out our contact form.

Adam B. Cordover is President of Next Generation Divorce, formerly known as the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay, an organization of approximately 70 attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals dedicated to helping Tampa Bay’s families attain a peaceful divorce.

About Adam B. Cordover, Attorney-at-Law

Family Diplomacy is dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution, with a focus on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation, direct negotiations, and unbundled legal services. We maintain this out-of-court practice because we strongly believe that family disputes should be resolved in a private conference room, not in a hostile and public courtroom environment. This unique perspective on family law stems back to Adam B. Cordover’s experience studying International Affairs in Washington, D.C., and abroad. Adam had the rare opportunity to work closely with ambassadors and diplomats from war-torn regions around the world. He traveled around the globe, learning from diplomatic leaders as they applied dispute resolution techniques to tackle seemingly impossible conflicts. It dawned on him: If these techniques can work in the complex world of International Relations, why not Domestic Relations and Family Law? This realization lead Adam to create an exclusively out-of-court practice and to bring a more peacemaking approach to family law. In his previous role as a litigation attorney, Adam witnessed parties experience the negative emotional and financial effects that long, drawn out divorce battles can have on families. As a result, Adam has become a strong proponent of the Collaborative Process, where a structure is put in place so that life’s hardest moments do not have to be any more difficult than necessary. A thought leader in the international collaborative law community, Adam successfully spearheaded an effort of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit to draft an administrative order safeguarding the principles of collaborative family law (just the fourth such administrative order in Florida). Adam has been featured in or interviewed about collaborative practice by the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Florida Bar News, NBC, Fox 13, Bay News 9, ABC Action News, The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine, and Spirit FM 90.5. Adam regularly speaks at professional and civic organizations locally and internationally regarding the collaborative process. Adam B. Cordover is president of Next Generation Divorce, a 501(c)(3) and Florida’s largest interdisciplinary collaborative practice group with member attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Sarasota, and Manatee Counties. Adam is also on the Executive Board and co-chair of the Research Committee of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida. Further, Adam is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Leadership Academy of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. You can learn more about us and our services at Attorney Adam B. Cordover is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. His office is located at 412 East Madison Street, Suite 824, Tampa, Florida 33602.
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One Response to Ask for a Collaborative Divorce Attorney

  1. Shawn Weber says:

    Reblogged this on Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC and commented:
    I completely agree with the sentiment of this article. If your attorney doesn’t offer Collaborative Practice or Mediation as an option for your divorce or family law matter, you need to ask him why. For more information about Collaborative Practice in the San Diego area, see or call Attorney Shawn Weber at 858-345-1616 for a free telephone consult.

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