Collaborative divorce is a relatively new concept in Tampa. It is counterintuitive to think that attorneys would promote a concept that keeps divorcing spouses out of court. Further, who would think that attorneys would be willing to take a step back, and allow (i) mental health professionals to take the lead in emotional divorce discussions and (ii) financial professionals to be the point people on the division of assets and debts and other support topics.
And, yet, that is what collaborative lawyers do.
Collaborative practice is growing around the world, including in Brazil. Below is a video in Portuguese that discusses collaborative divorce in Brazil:
The video is posted on be-fulfilled.org, the official blog of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) consists of 5,000 members from 24 countries around the world. The IACP’s wide network of attorneys, mental health and financial professionals are all committed to promoting the growth and development of Collaborative Practice. This vast resource of like-minded professionals is here to help professionals foster excellence within their own practice.
Adam B. Cordover now exclusively accepts out-of-court matters, with a focus on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation, and unbundled legal services. Adam is president of Next Generation Divorce, a 501(c)(3) organization and Florida’s largest collaborative practice group. He is also on the Executive Board of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and on the Research Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.