How does collaborative divorce work in Florida?
Collaborative divorce is essentially a team based approach to divorce. It allows the parties to dissolve the marriage without the court, in private,and in a manner to seek to avoid the hostilities traditionally associated with divorce proceedings. While each spouse has his or her own attorney, it has a team-based approach. All team members work together to find the best solutions to issues raised in the divorce process. Often a neutral financial expert is involved, along with a mental health professional, time-sharing specialist if there are children involved, etc. If the spouses cannot come to an agreement, then the attorneys on both sides will have to withdraw along with the experts and the spouses will have to retain new attorneys to litigate the divorce. There is therefore, an incentive to resolve the divorce amicably during a collaborative divorce.