The Collaborative Family Law Method
Simply put, family law matters are emotional and complicated beasts that can wreak havoc on you, your children and your financial future. Waddell & Waddell, PA is pleased to offer collaborative family law representation and we have the legal experience and negotiation skills to help you achieve an effective resolution. Florida has passed a statute legally recognizing the Collaborative Family Law approach as an effective alternative to litigation. This process involves the parties and their attorneys agreeing to forego the litigation process and, instead, agreeing to transparently work together as a team to resolve the family law matter. Depending on the circumstances of your case, both parties can benefit by using a neutral third party professional to facilitate open and mutual evaluation and resolution of your child custody and parenting plan issues, complicated financial matters, and the emotional aspects that may continue to affect you, your children and your financial future.
Unlike the the litigation process, which is based solely on each individual's legal positions within the constraints of evidence rules, the collaborative approach allows for both parties' interests and goals to be heard and considered. The collaborative process not only can help you move forward without the continued viciousness litigation can inadvertently promote, this method allows the parties to effectively manage the expenses rather than each party incurring dual expenditures in order to prove or counter legal positions and arguments to a Judge. Most importantly, the collaborative family law model usually results in a better financial and emotional outcome for both parties and their children.
Contact us to determine whether this is an option for you.
Waddell & Waddell, PA is proud to be a founding member of West Florida Collaborative Law, Inc. A non-profit group of professionals committed to facilitating client's access to the collaborative process in West Florida.
Amy Waddell was recently interviewed by the Pensacola News Journal regarding this new area of the law.