What is collaborative divorce?

Anton Legal Group helping with collaborative divorceWhat is collaborative divorce? Collaborative divorce is a method of divorce that takes place outside the courtroom. Each party hires a Certified Collaborative Family Law Attorney and signs an agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) vowing to negotiate an amicable and respectful solution. Both family law attorneys and other professionals; accountants, therapist, etc…, may be involved in the collaborative law process in order to help facilitate a mutually beneficial agreement to both parties.  Interest in collaborative divorce has increased in the past few years and for good reason. Reasons to consider a collaborative divorce include:

  • Opportunity for a quicker resolution due to less red tape.
  • Both parties are able to work together and make the process easier on themselves as well as those around them, including children.
  • Together, you have more control over the process as long as lines of communication remain open.
  • Save on legal fees and court costs.

Not all Family Law Attorneys are qualified to practice collaborative law. Collaborative divorce requires a unique skill set and specific training in the collaborative process. S. David Anton is a member of The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay, and can answer any questions you may have regarding the process. If you think collaborative divorce may be the right approach for you, please call the Anton Legal Group to schedule a consultation. Please contact our office to speak with a Qualified Divorce Attorney to discuss your individual needs and concerns.  David Anton is a third generation Tampa Bay attorney who has handled all aspects of dissolution actions since 1985.  FOR FAMILY LAW LEGAL ADVICE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT DAVID ANTON OF THE ANTON LEGAL GROUP AT 813-443-5249.