Collaborative Divorce Process in Florida
The Collaborative divorce process is designed to assist divorcing couples in settling their disputes out of court (without litigation) by utilizing attorneys, facilitators and accountants. The collaborative divorce process still adheres to Florida Statutes with regards to equitable distribution, child support, child custody and alimony, with the exception that the collaborative team and the parties works together towards solutions and conflict resolution, in an effort to minimize the emotional stress and financial expense of litigation. Each party who has agreed to the collaborative divorce process obtains a collaborative divorce attorney then the process begins by individual and group meetings with attorneys, facilitators and the collaborative team. If necessary, outside experts are called in. Finding resolutions in high conflict custody cases through the collaborative divorce process can be the best option for the family as a whole. Couples who choose to litigate child custody cases are often burdened by the expense and litigation always leaves the decision in the hands of the courts. Once the parties reach an agreement, a judge will sign off on the final dissolution of marriage.
What is the difference Between an Uncontested Divorce and a Collaborative Divorce?
There are some differences between a collaborative divorce and uncontested divorce. If during the process one or both of the parties decide that they cannot reach an amicable decision, they can choose to end the collaborative process. When this occurs, the parties cannot continue to use the same attorney and must seek new counsel. When opting for a collaborative divorce, couples are essentially filing for an uncontested divorce, as all disputes and agreements will have been negotiated during the collaborative process.
Collaborative Divorce Attorneys Jacksonville, FL
Collaborative attorneys can provide effective mediation and guidance to their clients while efficiently working together to create amicable divorce settlements, avoid lengthy discovery and divorce litigation processes and proceedings. In short, when you decide to hire a collaborative lawyer, the general idea is that you and your spouse have choosing to utilize divorce attorneys who work to resolve issues, while working with each other cooperatively in a non-confrontational setting.
If you wish to use the collaborative law process, contact the Law Office of Christopher C. Calhoun, where I will work towards the best interest of your family.