Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law Attorneys Orlando

The collaborative family law approach, which is also often referred to as collaborative law, allows divorcing couples to come together and discuss, negotiate, and agree to the terms of their marital dissolution without the court’s involvement.

It is a cost effective and time saving approach that allows individuals to reach an agreement regarding the dissolution of their marriage that best suits their needs.

Prior to starting the collaborative law process, the parties must sign a written pledge stating that they will not litigate any marital disputes in court and act in good faith while exchanging information during the negotiation process.

How Does the Collaborative Family Law Approach Work?

Prior to signing the initial agreement to commence the collaborative law process, each party must retain counsel trained in collaborative law (each party must be represented by counsel throughout all stages of the negotiations). The parties will sign an agreement that states the terms that will govern the process, such as the type of experts that will be hired, and how costs will be allocated.

Once the initial agreement is executed between the parties, each party will have time to meet with their attorney to discuss the terms of the marital settlement agreement. It is the attorney’s duty to focus on how the party can resolve his/her issue in the most civil matter.

The Orlando family law attorneys at our firm will schedule times to meet in order for all parties to come together and negotiate any contested terms. In the event an agreement is not reached, each party will retain new counsel and start the divorce process all over again. If the parties reach a final agreement, it will be drafted into a marital settlement agreement, executed, and included in the final judgment.

Contact An Orlando Collaborative Family Law Attorney

Please do not hesitate to contact Orlando Family Law Attorney Meg Lyons to discuss your case. Dial (407) 476-3437 for a free consultation.