Orlando Collaborative Law
Lusan C. Llabona received Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training. If, after reviewing the information below, you believe that you would benefit from a divorce employing collaborative law, please call our office to schedule a telephone or office consultation.
Collaborative Law is a way for a divorcing couple to work as a team with trained professionals to resolve disputes respectfully, without going to court. Each client has the support, protection and guidance of his or her own lawyer. While collaborative lawyers are always a part of collaboration, additional individuals such as child specialists, financial specialists and divorce coaches comprise the rest of the clients’ divorce team. In these models the clients have the option of starting their divorce with the professional with whom they feel most comfortable. Then the clients choose the other neutral professionals they need. Therefore, the clients benefit throughout collaboration from the assistance and support of all of their chosen professionals.
Collaborative Practice requires a contractual commitment among the clients and their chosen collaborative professionals to:
- negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without using court to decide any issues for the clients;
- withdrawal of the professionals if either client goes to court;
- engage in open communication and information sharing; and
- create shared solutions that take into account the highest priorities of both clients.
To learn more about collaborative law visit the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
written by Mark Schlueb, a Sentinel Staff Writer, discusses the benefits of collaborative law.