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Collaborative Divorce Lawyers in Pensacola

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The collaborative divorce process in Florida provides many benefits. At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we can discuss your options for using the collaborative divorce process as you seek a favorable solution. If you and your spouse agree on important decisions regarding the divorce, you may be eligible for collaborative divorce. We will answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.

Contact our knowledgeable Pensacola divorce attorneys today for efficient representation.

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

On July 1, 2017, the Collaborative Law Process Act went into effect in the state of Florida. It provides an alternative to litigation, allowing clients to obtain divorce without having to go to court. It involves voluntary settlement negotiations instead of drawn-out court trials, and lets both parties reach creative solutions to meet their individual needs.

There are many benefits of collaborative divorce:

  • It is less expensive than litigation
  • It is less stressful than litigation
  • It provides more control over the proceedings
  • It is confidential and private
  • It protects the interests of everyone involved
  • It takes less time than litigation

Studies have shown that 34% of collaborative cases are completed within 3 months, and 66% are completed within 6 months. On the other hand, divorce litigation may take years to reach a conclusion. Collaborative divorce is voluntarily entered into by both parties who want a fast, straightforward, and affordable solution to their specific issues. We have the experience to represent you throughout the collaborative divorce process.

Understanding the Collaborative Divorce Process

In a collaborative divorce case, both parties and their attorneys will meet in private to discuss the facts and negotiate a settlement. A mental health specialist or other professional may act as a facilitator to help reduce stress and emotional tension. Throughout the process, both sides will discuss various aspects of the divorce.

These aspects include:

  • Division of property and assets
  • Parental responsibility and time-sharing schedules
  • Spousal support
  • Child support

When necessary, experts in various fields, such as certified public accountants, may be called in to provide assistance. All the parties involved will sign a Participation Agreement, which is a commitment to use the collaborative process instead of litigation. Both parties will also agree to keep the proceedings confidential. Our legal team will use effective legal strategies to protect your interests throughout the collaborative divorce process.

Diligent Representation for Your Case

The Virga Law Firm, P.A. has more than 4 decades of collective legal experience. We will answer your questions and help you make informed decisions regarding your case. Our Pensacola divorce attorneys will file the necessary documents and handle any legal issues that may arise. Divorce situations can be stressful, but the collaborative process can provide a cost-effective, private, and beneficial resolution for everyone involved.

Contact our firm today to schedule an initial case evaluation. We are available around the clock to take your call.

What Our Clients Say

  • “Mr. Virga treated me with professionalism and fought my case well!”

    A Divorce Client

  • “It was a blessing for me to have Gerard on my side during the divorce!”

    Visi, A Divorce Client

  • “Gerard is smarter than 95% of people I know, including lawyers. ”

    Adam Ellis, Litigation Lawyer

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  • “Gerard is a brilliant attorney and he's the one you want on your side! ”

    Rusty Shepard, Criminal Defense Attorney

  • “Mr. Virga not only accepted me as a client, but he took my case to heart.”

    A Litigation Client

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