Is the Collaborative Process Right for You?
The collaborative process is an excellent legal avenue for people facing certain types of situations. The collaborative process is a problem-solving method utilizing a team approach, which includes the parties, their collaboratively trained attorneys, a mental health neutral party and a financial neutral. Camy B. Schwam-Wilcox is an Orlando collaborative law attorney and a trained member of the Collaborative Family Law of Central Florida group.
The collaborative process may be the right approach for you if you can answer yes to two or more of the following questions.
- Is my primary goal to protect my children during the divorce process so they feel a sense of stability, security, and love in both parents’ homes?
- Can I treat my spouse with respect?
- Am I interested in achieving my divorce without going to court?
- Do I want to emerge on the other side of divorce as a whole person who is empowered to create a future which involves my children and their other parent?
- Do I want to keep my personal information about my life and my business private?
If you answered yes to two or more of the questions above, contact an Orlando collaborative law attorney to begin the process.
The Benefits of a Collaborative Approach
The collaborative process takes litigation out of divorce, but it is not for everyone. Camy B. Schwam-Wilcox has found that it offers several benefits for divorcing couples:
- The collaborative process protects both parties, and their businesses from the collateral damage a nasty divorce can create.
- The collaborative process is private in the sense that you do not have to make your assets public knowledge.
- A collaborative approach to divorce can save time, money, stress and anxiety.
- Many divorcing couples find that it helps them co-parent after the divorce, and helps the children feel like they are still part of a family.
How Does It Work?
If you want to participate in the collaborative process, you will have a team of professionals as your guides:
- Two attorneys — One for each party
- Mental health professional — To keep emotions under control and provide guidance for child-related issues
- Financial neutral — To explain the best way to split the assets and how to use the assets for the best post-divorce potential
- Any other team members the parties may find necessary (child advocate, business evaluator, etc.).
Because the collaborative process is a partnering relationship, we are always interested in improving the process.
If you are in need of a collaborative law attorney (lawyer) in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake or other counties throughout Florida call Schwam-Wilcox & Associates at 407-245-7700, or Contact Us by completing the form below to schedule a consultation. Schwam-Wilcox & Associates is a firm you can trust, and our attorneys are ready to help you with your legal needs. The main office is conveniently located near Winter Park in Orlando with appointments also available in The Villages.