Collaborative Divorce Attorney | Orlando
Do I have to talk to my spouse during the collaborative divorce?
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If we are already in litigation, can we switch to collaboration?
Is the collaborative law process better for my children?
What is a collaborative divorce team?
Orlando Attorneys Providing Services for Collaborative Divorce
Luckily, for most people divorce is nothing like it is in the movies, where a husband and wife routinely engage in yelling matches, potted plants are thrown into walls, and children are crying up in their rooms listening to the whole catastrophe unfold downstairs. Most divorces are nothing like this in reality. In fact, most divorces never even make it to the courtroom. Only five percent of divorces are settled by a judge, according to CBS News, which is a good thing because going to court is costly, time consuming, and stressful. If you and your spouse still have a reasonably amicable relationship, and as long as all other options have not been exhausted, settling a divorce in court is not the way to go. Our Orlando collaborative divorce attorneys are experienced with collaborative divorce, and work to not only ensure that our client’s wishes are carried out, but that the process is as calm, rational, and mutually beneficial as can be.
Why Go With a Collaborative Divorce?
What are the reasons that people get divorced in the first place? According to Huffington Post, some of the top reasons are as follows. The couple:
- Has financial issues;
- Is unable to resolve conflicts;
- Does not have a shared vision of success; and
- Has differing priorities and interests.
A traditional contested divorce is likely to compound these issues, turn old scars into new wounds, and even exacerbate issues that were once resolved by introducing ultimatums. Traditional contested divorce leaves less room for agreed compromise, is much more expensive than collaborative divorce, takes longer, is left out in the public view for all to see, and the final decision is left in the hands of complete stranger: a judge. Collaborative divorce seeks to solve disputes peacefully and with the consent of both parties, not by presenting unflattering or even falsely exaggerated evidence in the courtroom to cheapen the other party by painting them in the worst light possible.
How Collaborative Divorce Works
Here at Sperling Ducker PLC, our attorneys seek a better path to divorce than the traditional contested method that usually leaves both sides muddied and dissatisfied. Each side will generally be represented by an attorney, and will enter a formal agreement regarding property distribution, child support and custody, and alimony. If an agreement cannot be reached without a mediator, the couple may agree to work through their differences in mediation, where a third neutral party will help reach a negotiation.
Work With an Experienced Orlando Family Law Firm During Collaborative Divorce
One of our experienced family lawyers, Mr. Ducker, is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. He is trained in a solutions-based approach for collaborative divorce and is also a member of the:
- International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP);
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC); and
- Parental Alienation Awareness Organization.
To begin the next chapter of your life, please feel free to call or email us at Sperling Ducker PLC at your soonest convenience.
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