The Collaborative Process
In Collaborative Law:
- The goals of the family are central.
- Creative problem-solving address needs particular to each couple, family, and situation.
- You have complete confidentiality outside the legal system.
- It’s a cost-effective and timely efficient process for all involved.
- You have the ability to include outside assistance as needed for each situation.
Collaborative Law involves the use of a professional team to address the needs for each couple. In Central Florida, we use the interdisciplinary model that includes a professional team consisting of:
- An attorney for each spouse to provide proper legal counsel;
- A neutral mental health professional for conflict resolution, parenting issues, and to help guide resolution through the collaborative process;
- A neutral financial professional to gather and confirm all financial information, to provide financial accounting or valuations as needed, to provide alternative scenarios and advice on the best possible financial outcomes for both spouses, and to contribute to the overall resolution through the collaborative process.
Adam T. Magill, MBA, CBA, CVA, MAFF is a collaboratively trained financial professional. Adam has advanced training and participated in over 130 collaborative cases since being trained in 2008. He is the past treasurer/officer and current webmaster of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP), a past board member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
Stacey J. Gambel, MBA, CPA, CFF is also a collaboratively trained financial professional with training and experience in collaborative cases. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida.
To find out more about collaborative law or collaborative divorce, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation.