If you have decided to dissolve your marriage, it’s important to choose the best process for your circumstances. Not every divorce requires aggressive litigation in open court. Many couples are able to reach a settlement and avoid the stress, expense and time required of an adversarial process. But there are also many ways to achieve a settlement. For couples who retain a measure of mutual respect and trust, collaborative divorce can be a viable option. Jennifer Byrom, P.A. has provided reliable counsel and strong representation in Florida divorce cases for more than 30 years. We have extensive experience in alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative divorce. We are ready to help you reach a fair marital settlement quickly and efficiently through the collaborative process.
Florida’s Collaborative Law Process Act (CLPA) governs how collaborative divorce works in the state. The basic steps in the process are as follows:
When a settlement is reached, the parties sign and present the document to the court for approval. The settlement becomes the basis for the court’s divorce order.
There are several advantages to choosing the collaborative divorce process, including:
Collaborative divorce is not appropriate for all couples. For example, if there is a history of domestic violence or the possibility that one spouse is hiding assets, the necessary trust and respect would not be present. We can help you evaluate whether collaborative divorce is appropriate for your situation and, if so, protect your interests throughout the process.
Collaborative divorce can save you time, stress and expense, but only if you have an experienced collaborative divorce attorney. Jennifer Byrom, P.A. serves the Florida Panhandle area, including Pensacola, Milton and Gulf Breeze. To schedule an appointment, call us at 850-623-4347 or contact us online.