What Is A Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Law has been around for quite some time now but recently has gained traction. In Fact, the State of Florida just passed legislation.On March 4, 2016, the Florida legislature passed HB-967, the “Collaborative Law Process Act,” which seeks to support the out-of-court settlement of divorce, paternity, and other family law cases.  Florida joins 13 other states and the District of Columbia in passing a collaborative law bill.
The collaborative process recognizes that instead of having a stranger on the bench order what is to be done for your family, spouses and parents are in the best position to resolve their disputes and reach an outcome that both parties can accept.  Collaborative practice, also known as collaborative divorce, collaborative law, or the collaborative process, is a unique form of dispute resolution where clients and their attorneys agree that, instead of spending money, time and energy fighting, all money, time, and energy is better spent on helping the parties reach an agreement.
This video gives a really good explanation about what Collaborative Law is about. Collaborative Divorce is an excellent alternative to traditional divorce litigation. I love working with clients through the collaborative process. It is a great way to preserve family relationships moving forward, especially when children are involved.
If you have further questions about the Collaborative Process. Contact Attorney Heidi M. Crimins, a Trained and Qualified Florida Collaborative Attorney. Crimins Family Law & Conflict Solutions Firm, PLLC (386) 873-2756. We offer Free Consultations.