Every family law attorney has met parents who simply do not seem to get along. One parent says yes, the other automatically says no. Mom says the sky is blue, while dad says mom is just plain wrong.
I strongly encourage parents who have a toxic relationship to attend high conflict diversion classes. One such class is taught by Shaun Hoyle, who has undergone collaborative training and is the owner of Life Lessons of Manasota, Inc.
The curriculum for Shaun’s High Conflict Diversion program is based on the experts in the field of high conflict divorce, Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., and Philip Stahl, Ph.D. It teaches parents who cannot effectively co-parent to instead engage in parallel parenting, or a disengagement from one another while keeping a positive focus on the children.
Shaun’s classes are taught in Bradenton and Sarasota.
Further, if you are in a high conflict divorce, you may benefit from taking the case out of the adversarial court system, engaging a neutral mental health professional and collaboratively-trained attorneys, and commit to the collaborative divorce process.
Adam B. Cordover now practice exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution. He is president of Next Generation Divorce, one of the nation’s largest collaborative practice groups. Adam practices family law, among other places, in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties.