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How does collaborative divorce work in Florida?

Rather than fighting, Collaborative Law is the new way to solve disputes. By removing the disputed matter from the litigious court room setting, resolving issues and disputes are easier. It does not exist in any laws or drafted Court procedures. In fact, it was a creation of attorneys who believed that the Court system creates adversaries and promotes fighting. As part of the Collaborative Law method, both parties retain separate attorneys whose job it is to help them settle the dispute. The process is carried out with a series of meetings with all parties present. Without any formalities that are associated with the court process, documents and information are exchanged freely which generally saves money. Collaborative law hastens the process with a meeting from the start. This gets the matter to a promising start without having to wait based on Court schedules. In fact, part of the Collaborative Law agreement is that neither party may go to court. If that should occur, the Collaborative Law process terminates and both attorneys are disqualified from any further involvement in the case.

When a person is considering a collaborative divorce, it is important to make sure that he or she hires an attorney that is experienced in collaborative divorces. An attorney representing a party to a collaborative divorce is there to help protect that party’s rights throughout the process, so it makes sense to hire an attorney who knows what those particular rights are and how best to protect them.

For divorce assistance, contact the Divorce Attorney Tampa for your Free Consultation at (813) 336-3616.

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