Collaborative Law

Cindy is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. Collaborative Law is an innovative, non-adversarial, process for divorcing couples to work as a team with specifically trained, multi-dimensional professionals to resolve disputes respectfully, avoiding the historical adversarial/ litigious/costly process that has been the norm. Each client has the support, protection and guidance of his or her own lawyer. While Collaborative lawyers are always a part of Collaboration, most models provide Child Specialists, Financial Specialists and Divorce Coaches (Mental Health Professionals) as part of the client’s divorce team. In these models the Clients have the option of starting their divorce with the professionals with whom they feel most comfortable. Then the clients choose the other professionals they may need. Therefore, the clients benefit throughout Collaboration from the assistance and support of all of their chosen Professionals. 

 Although Collaborative Practice comes in several models, it is distinguished from traditional litigation by its inviolable core elements. These elements are set out in a contractual commitment among the clients and their chosen collaborative professionals to:

Negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without using court to decide any issues for the clients

Withdrawal of the professionals if either client goes to court

Engage in open communication and information sharing, and

Create shared solutions that take into account the highest priorities of both clients.

 

To visit the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida: http://www.cfl-cfl.com/