Collaborative Divorce

In many typical divorces, decisions are made by fighting in court. Each side has a lawyer and with each issue resolved, more hours are billed and more sleep is lost. For many couples, there is a better alternative.

More and more couples are turning to collaborative divorce when their marriages end. They find that, by sitting down and resolving issues, they can reduce the cost of divorce and the impact on the children involved. Collaborative divorce can also give you more control over the outcome, as spouses create solutions for themselves instead of relying on a judge to decide.

At the Fort Lauderdale law offices of Andrew D. Washor, P.A., we handle collaborative divorces for clients throughout southern Florida, from Delray Beach to Hollywood and all surrounding communities. Our clients benefit from the peace of mind they gain by working through their divorce problems.

How Collaborative Divorce Works

In collaborative divorce, each spouse hires a specially trained attorney. They make an agreement. If issues cannot be resolved through collaboration and if the spouses wish to go to court, the current lawyers must withdraw from the case and new trial attorneys must be hired.

During the collaborative divorce process, each spouse and his or her lawyer sits down together. One by one, they talk out the issues in the divorce in a non-adversarial manner:

Spouses and their attorneys may bring in additional professionals to help make these decisions. These include child psychologists, financial advisors and accountants. Depending on your needs, we may seek the help of these experts and others to guide you through the decision-making process.

Mr. Washor is also a member of Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida and has been for many years. Collaborative lawyers are specially trained and committed to resolving dissolution of marriage and other family law matters without litigation or court intervention. Collaborative law is a process that may enable the parties involved in family law disputes to resolve their differences in a non-adversarial manner.

How to Get Started

To get started, schedule a free and confidential consultation with the collaborative divorce lawyers at Andrew D. Washor P.A. to discuss the legal issues that affect you and your family. Call our law firm toll free at 877-709-9701 or at 954-769-0685. You may also simply complete our online contact form.