Collaborative Law

Resolving Legal Issues Without The Need of Litegation

Collaborative law is a way to resolve different disputes without taking matter to the litigious courtroom setting. In this method, both parties hire separate lawyers to help them settle the dispute. There is no need to go to the court. If still the parties need to go to the court, the collaborative law process brings to an end and both lawyers are disqualified from any other involvement in the case. In this process, the parties have a fair settlement. If you are going through a divorce, then your divorce lawyer initiates a couple to sign the contracts so that they bind each other to the process.

Disputes Between Married Couples

Pre & Post Marital Agreements

Asset Protection & Consulting

Florida State Laws

Fla. Stat. § 61.55-61.58, Collaborative Law Process Act
This act encourages the peaceful resolution of disputes and an early resolution of pending litigation through a voluntary and non-adversarial settlement process.

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What is Included in the Contractual Agreement of the Collaborative law?

Each party needs to sign a contractual agreement in the collaborative law process. This includes the following terms:

Documents Disclosure

Each party consents to genuinely and straightforwardly unveil all records and data identifying with the issues. Neither one of the spouses may exploit an erroneous conclusion or a coincidental mix-up. Rather, such mistakes are identified and rectified.


Each party consents to act deferentially and abstain from slandering or vilifying any of the members.

Protecting Children

As a component of the procedure all members consent to protect the children from the procedure and to act in such a way as to limit the effect of the divorce on them.

Sharing Experts

The parties consent to execute outside specialists where vital in a helpful fashion and offer the costs identified with those specialists. (for example land appraisers, business appraisers, child rearing consultants, vocational evaluators, or accountants) 

Win-Win Solutions

The essential objective of the procedure is to progress in the direction of a neighborly arrangement and to make a “win-win” situation for all.

No Court

Neither one of the parties may look for or compromise court activity to determine debates. If the parties choose to go to court, the lawyers must withdraw and the procedure starts once again in the court system.

Different Models of Collaborative law

Collaborative Law is of two different kinds. One is Lawyer-just and the other is Interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law provides customers the alternative of remembering different experts for the collaborative team. These experts incorporate the Collaborative coach, the financial specialist and the child specialist (in family law cases). These experts can be gotten to give particular information and contribution to the Collaborative team. Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law model perceives that a legal question is as passionate as it is legal.

The Participation Agreement

The “Participation Agreement” is one of the signs of the Collaborative Law process. This Agreement explains the desires, rights and obligations of the customers and their lawyers in the Collaborative process. A case isn’t in fact a “Collaborative” case except if a Participation Agreement hosts been marked by the two gatherings. Lawyers in specific jurisdictions will likewise consent to the Participation Arrangement. The Participation Agreement says the members will negotiate their whole debate and won’t go to court or take steps to go to court. Further, it contains something many refer to as the “Disqualification Provision.”

What is Disqualification Provision? 

The Disqualification Provision is a legally binding provision which says that if either party decides to file a case in court then the two parties need to hire their own attorney for their litigation case. There are a few advantages to this from the customer’s perspective. First, the customer realizes that they will never be interviewed by the lawyer with whom they are talking about their case. Second, and maybe increasingly significant, the customer realizes that when they hire a Collaborative lawyer, they are quite dedicated to settling their case. To put it plainly, the disqualification provision permits everybody to focus on the significant work of settling your case.


What Other’s Are Saying

Going through a divorce isn’t fun…ever. At no point in your life, do you want to have “strangers” deciding the outcome of it all…
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Rosanna Ferrari is the most professional and caring attorney that I have ever had to deal with. She truly cares about the Clients she deals with and deals with the situations with a very strong level of integrity, compassion and respect.

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Rosanna did the most amazing job settling my divorce. When it looked to me that there was no chance at a reasonable outcome Rosanna assured me that if I did the right things everything would work out just fine and I am thrilled at what she was able to accomplish.

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