COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW IN FLORIDA
No matter how you look at it, divorce and family law matters are difficult to go through. Expectations of stability are shattered, mistrust grows, and bills pile up. And then the litigation begins. Attorneys file and serve petitions, counterpetitions, requests to produce, and motions to compel. Each party hires dueling mental health experts to convince a judge that he or she should have more time with the children. Privacy is eliminated as each party’s life is probed and publicly questioned so that one side may gain a tactical advantage.
But there is a different way. A more civilized way. And it is called Collaborative Family Law (also known as Collaborative Divorce or Collaborative Practice).
We are a Collaborative law firm dedicated to helping people resolve personal disputes without destroying their families. We encourage the use of the Collaborative Family Law model in divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, post-judgment, prenuptial, and most other family law cases. Further, Adam B. Cordover is an internationally-recognized leader in Collaborative Practice, a trainer who teaches other professionals how to help families Collaboratively, and author of an upcoming American Bar Association book on Collaborative Law.
Name of Business: Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm
Location: 412 E. Madison St., Suite 824, Tampa
Ownership: Adam B. Cordover, graduate of Jewish Leadership Training Institute 2010
Q What services do you offer?
Q What inspires your work and sets you apart from everyone else?
A My firm focuses on helping people through difficult times in the least painful way possible. That is why we specialize in collaborative family law, where the children are the top priority and where respect and privacy are fostered.
Divorce can be one of the most turbulent times in your life, and so it makes me feel good when I can help clients gain a sense of empowerment and stability.
In a recent review on Avvo.com, a former client of mine discusses how our firm and the collaborative process helped her take back control of her life.
FLORIDA BAR NOTICE: Please note that every case is different, and that you may not receive the same or similar results.
An adoption client recently reviewed Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm on Avvo.com.
FLORIDA BAR DISCLAIMER: Please note that every case is different, and you may not receive the same or similar results. You can find the review after the jump.
I recently was reviewed by a former client on the Facebook Page for Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm. The client discusses the need to determine whether the style of an attorney you may use in your divorce is focused on encouraging fighting and earning the billable hour or encouraging collaboration and focusing on your family.
FLORIDA BAR NOTICE: Each case is different, and you may not retain the same or similar results.
Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm strives to serve its clients with compassion and respect. Especially when clients are facing the most difficult times, we are there to serve as a reliable and constructive resource.
A client on Avvo.com recently reviewed her collaborative divorce experience. You can find the review after the jump.
Please note that each case is different, and you may not receive the same or similar results.
An adoption client recently left a review of Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm on Avvo.com.
As required by the Florida Bar, we note that each case is different, and you may not receive the same or similar results.
The review is reproduced below:
I was recently reviewed on Avvo.com by a client in a stepparent adoption matter who discussed her experience.
As I am required to note by the Florida Bar, please understand that every case is different, and you may not receive the same or similar results. You can find the review after the jump:
Recently, I came across a very complicated divorce matter where two women had been battling in the court system for six years, even before the State of Florida recognized their marriage. One of the women ended up firing her aggressive trial attorney and hiring me because I offered an alternative: collaborative divorce. Once everyone agreed to stop fighting, we were able to reach an agreement within just a few months’ time.
That client, Pattie, recently wrote a touching review about my paralegal, Jennifer, and I at avvo.com. You can find the review below.
As I am required to note by the Florida Bar, please understand that every case is different, and you may not receive the same or similar results.
The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover & Staff are amazing, professional caring people. Please know that I don’t mean for this review to be long or boring, my intent is to shed hope & shine light into your present life from my past experience and situation.
My situation was very complicated from the start being a same sex marriage which for years was not recognized in the State of Florida until January 2015 and two properties involved.
A Tampa name change client of mine recently left a review of our legal services on Avvo.com. You can find the testimonial after the jump.
FLORIDA BAR DISCLAIMER: Please note that every case is different, and you may not receive the same or similar results.
- Podcast: Collaborative Coach on Women Mean Really Business December 6, 2019
- Article: Collaborative Lawyer Discusses Holiday Custody Schedule November 26, 2019
- Cordover Speaks at Reimagining Advocacy Conference November 14, 2019
- Video: The Secret – Miracles of Collaborative Divorce November 6, 2019
- IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practice Trainers October 29, 2019