On August 24, 2016, Family Diplomacy managing attorney Adam B. Cordover spoke in Jacksonville, Florida, on the topic of “Collaborative Divorce for the Middle Class.” The workshop was organized by the Collaborative Family Law Group of Northeast Florida.
Collaborative divorce is a process that is available to help families privately and respectfully reach agreements no matter their income level or size of their estate. Though it has been thought of as alternative dispute resolution for the rich (and it certainly is an effective method for handling complicated cases), more middle class families are learning that it is accessible for them, as well.
If both spouses can hire attorneys, then the question becomes not whether they can afford collaborative practice, but whether they can afford any billable hours being spent on anything other than trying to reach an out-of-court agreement.
The discussion in Jacksonville focused on cutting edge thought in collaborative practice, including flexibility of models, streamlining of roles and meetings, innovation in pricing structures, and the coming convergence of collaborative law and mediation.
If you have questions about how collaborative divorce can help your family privately and respectfully transition, schedule a consultation with Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm at (813) 443-0615 or CLICK HERE to fill out our contact form.
Adam B. Cordover is co-author of an upcoming American Bar Association Book on Building A Successful Collaborative Practice. He is a founding and principal trainer of the Tampa Bay Collaborative Trainers, and former president of Next Generation Divorce, growing it to become the largest collaborative practice group in Florida.