A Cooperative Approach to Divorce Negotiations in Florida
Are you and your former partner looking for a cheaper, faster, and more amicable approach to litigation, but pre-suit mediation does not seem right for your situation? Collaborative divorce might be for you! Tampa Collaborative Divorce Attorney Beth Reineke, has been helping couples end their marriages in Florida as fairly and efficiently as possible for over 30 years.
She has litigated for many years in court, handling contentious divorce battles, but Attorney Reineke, now, strictly handles alternatives to litigation like collaborative divorce. She was among the vanguard of Florida divorce lawyers to explore collaborative law, served as president of the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay (n/k/a Next Generation Divorce) for several years, and is trained both as a collaborative attorney and a collaborative facilitator. To work with a skilled and experienced Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in your area, reach out to Attorney Reineke today!
In a traditional contested divorce, spouses hire lawyers to outmaneuver each other and “win” their divorce. This adversarial cat-and-mouse game exaggerates disputes rather than solving them. Litigation only swells the cost of divorce, drags out the timeline, and creates friction and resentment that often resurface later.
Collaborative divorce is a practical twist on divorce negotiations which takes the confrontations and gamesmanship out of the equation. Similar to pre-suit mediation, the collaborative divorce process is voluntary and is geared toward an out-of-court settlement. Unlike pre-suit mediation, there is typically a team of professionals assisting the parties during their settlement negotiations. The professional team typically is made up of two collaboratively trained attorneys, one representing each party, a neutral facilitator, and a neutral financial professional.
Collaborative divorce is less expensive than traditional litigation—however, it is more expensive than pre-suit mediation because it is a more formal process, and it typically involves a team of collaboratively trained professionals billing hourly for their services.
Explore the Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
Beth Reineke is an experienced Collaborative Divorce Attorney who can help you and your spouse determine whether collaborative divorce is right for you and provide the representation you need. If you decide Collaborative Divorce is the best course of action for you and your spouse, Attorney Reineke will assist you and your spouse in retaining collaboratively trained attorneys and in retaining the other members of your collaborative divorce team. Arrange a consultation today!