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).

We’ve Moved On Up to Downtown!

I am excited to report that, as of today, my office has moved to downtown Tampa! This move provides us more space to better serve our clients while placing us within minutes of the Edgecomb Courthouse.

I also welcome Michelle Clark, who will be helping out with administrative matters.

Our new address is as follows:

THE LAW FIRM OF
ADAM B. CORDOVER, P.A.
412 East Madison Street, Suite 824
Tampa, FL 33602

Our e-mail address, telephone number, and facsimile number will remain the same.

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Attorney Adam B. Cordover Participates in Police Appreciation 10K Run

Partners for Life

On May 15, 2011, I participated in the Inaugural Police Appreciation Run.  This event, which was dedicated to officers who had fallen in the line of duty this past winter, started from North Straub Park in St. Petersburg, Florida, and continued along the waterfront and throughout the downtown area.  I completed the 10K in around 1 hour and 13 minutes, which is officially the longest and farthest I have ever run without stopping or walking.

The following is a report from ABC Action News, one of the sponsors of the event, which discusses the race and Officer Jeff Yaslowitz, Sergeant Tom Baitinger, and Officer Dave Crawford:

You may donate to Partners For Life Foundation, which was established by Lorraine Yaslowitz, at the following link:  http://www.active.com/donate/PartnersForLife.

Blog for The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., Featured In News Clip

Website newsy.com has featured a recent article from ABC Family Law Blog, the official blog of The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., in a news video.  The video discusses the website Cheaterville.com.

ABC Family Law Blog Featured in News Video

ABC Family Law Blog Featured in News Video

 

 

ABC Family Law Blog Featured in News Video

ABC Family Law Blog Featured in News Video

 

Around the 1:30 mark of the video, ABC Family Law Blog is mentioned as follows:

A Florida Family Law Blog is also worried about people abusing the site— going so far as to suggest the site could interfere with custody disputes.  “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 interest.”

You can see the whole video at the following link:  http://www.newsy.com/videos/welcome-to-cheaterville-cheaters-beware/.

Attorney Cordover Breaks 5K Record

Okay, so I broke a personal record and not a Guinness Book World Record, but nonetheless I’m proud of myself.  This weekend I ran the 2011 Hillsborough County Bar Association Judicial Pig Roast and 5K, and I finished in 26:50.

I also have to congratulate my nephew, Jake, who completed the 5K in less than 25 minutes.

The HCBA Judicial Pig Roast and 5K supports pro bono services in Hillsborough County, Florida.

 

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