Family Law

The traditional divorce model pits husband versus wife, mother versus father. Collaborative Law is a refreshing team-oriented alternative. Each client retains a separate attorney whose job is to counsel the client and help resolve disputes. The attorneys work together to help both clients meet their needs. Open communication is advanced by a trained facilitator, while support and property options are developed by a neutral financial professional. The clients, attorneys, and other team members agree beforehand that the matter will not be brought into the court system until a full agreement is reached.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO FAMILY MATTERS

The Collaborative Process allows for flexible, creative solutions to a family law matter. The team explores options that look beyond a legal framework by incorporating the skills and expertise of the facilitator and financial professional. Clients are encouraged to focus on the best interests of their family, rather than rigid negotiation positions, to reach their goals. In the unlikely event that a settlement is not reached, the Collaborative attorneys withdraw and litigation lawyers may be retained. The knowledge that the Collaborative attorneys cannot bring the case in front of a judge further permits the parties to speak openly about potential settlement options (and frees attorneys from conducting exhaustive, costly opposition research).

Video: Cheaterville

The following video from KLAS, a CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, discusses a website called Cheaterville:

Please note that parties to a family law case should be careful about what they post to social media and other sites, especially if their case involves children.  As one of the factors in custody decisions is the ability to facilitate a close relationship between a child and his or her other parent, a scathing post on Cheaterville may be seen by a judge as antithetical to a child’s best interests (even if the other parent’s act of cheating was also against the child’s best interests).

People posting on these sites may also subject themselves to defamation and libel lawsuits.

If you have questions about divorce and would like to set up a consultation, you may contact The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., by telephone at 813-443-0615 or by filling out our contact form.

Attorney Adam B. Cordover Runs Tour de Village 5K

This past weekend I continued my newfound trend of going forward faster:  I completed my second 5K run in three weeks as part of Carrollwood Village’s Tour de Village.

This time I did significantly better than my Gasparilla 5K Run (33:48):  my official time was 28:51.  This placed me in 4th place in my age group (30-34).  Of course, I have to thank my 14-year-old nephew, Jake, for pacing me in this run.

Portions of the proceeds from the Tour de Village went to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the American Cancer Society.

 

Team in Training