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The Virga Law Firm, P.A. exists to serve couples and families during all seasons, but especially during the divorce process. Our legal team is always up-to-date on the latest developments in family law and works to make sure every client is aware of their options. This is just one of many reasons to choose us! We want to ensure divorcing couples in Florida are aware of the collaborative approach to divorce, which is now legal in the Sunshine State, as of July 2017.
Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about collaborative divorce and what it means for your family.
What Is Collaborative Divorce?
Instead of putting two spouses in front of a judge or arbitrator, collaborative divorce involves both spouses, their respective divorce attorneys, and a number of other professionals, which can include social workers, financial advisors, child psychologists, and more, as needed. This approach requires both spouses to discuss, sort out, and agree upon the minutiae of their divorce with the help of objective experts and people who have in mind the best interests of the individual spouses and any children involved.
What Are the Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?
The pros of collaborative divorce are many:
- The collaborative approach provides families with a more dignified, cooperative, and non-competitive way to divorce. As opposed to traditional methods, which often pit couples against one another in a winner-loser scenario, collaborative divorce allows spouses to work together as much as possible during the process.
- You can wrap up your divorce much more quickly and affordably. Most of the time, avoiding court when possible is highly recommended. The court systems is clogged, expensive, and typically inefficient. If you can resolve your disagreements out of court, as with the collaborative approach, you can save yourself a lot of money and position yourself for a speedier divorce.
- Collaborative divorce does not sacrifice the well-being of children for the sake of resolution. When you take the collaborative approach, you will work with at least one professional, such as a family counselor or social worker, who is well-versed in the effects of divorce on children. That professional will weigh in on issues like custody, visitation, and support to help ensure the agreements you and your spouse make do not adversely affect your child.
- The collaborative approach helps you preserve the relationship as much as possible. If you have children or plan to create some sort of support agreement, there is a significant likelihood that you will have to interact in the future. You may be more likely to get your way if you go into divorce court with guns blazing, but that typically sets couples up for years of contentious, bitter interactions going forward. However, by making an effort to come to an agreement and negotiate on important issues, you and your spouse may be able to come to a consensus with minimal animosity, thereby setting yourselves up for more friendly conversations in the future.
There are a variety of other positive benefits to collaborative divorce which are not listed above. If you are interested in exploring collaborative divorce as an option for your family, consult with a legal professional before proceeding.
Talk to a Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in Florida Today
Our team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is on your side. We are also familiar with the myriad of ways you can get divorced, and we can offer you wise counsel and strong legal representation, regardless of the approach you choose. After you schedule your complimentary consultation with us, we will take stock of the circumstances surrounding your divorce and help you address your conflicts with simplicity and ease.
Get your first meeting with us on the calendar. Call (800) 822-5170 to connect with a member of our team right away.