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Clearwater Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Connie Stephens Is Ready to Defend Her Clients’ Rights

In most divorces, both sides play every card they can to get as much power, property, and money as possible. However, divorce does not have to be all about who wins or loses. There is a way that you can work out your differences with your spouse, divide the marital assets, and complete an agreeable parenting plan without going to court and involving your attorneys in litigation. In a collaborative divorce, both spouses and their lawyers decide upon a divorce agreement that satisfies everyone’s needs. Our Clearwater family law attorney is trained and highly skilled in collaborative divorce. She is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has also been rated as one of Tampa Bay Magazine’s top lawyers. She works aggressively to make sure the rights of her clients are protected while facilitating their collaborative divorces.

When you want excellence on your side during your collaborative divorce in Clearwater, call Connie R. Stephens, P.A. at (727) 205-0770.

The Details of Collaborative Divorce

During a collaborative divorce, both spouses agree to sit down together with their attorneys and work out the details of their own divorce decree. There is no litigation in a courtroom. In fact, if one spouse decides to break the agreement and petition the court, then the attorneys of both parties must withdraw and new lawyers must be found. Like a traditional divorce, input from experts such as an accountant and child psychologist is still very valuable. However, only one set of experts are needed and both spouses share the cost of retaining their services. Alimony and division of assets are decided by both parties. Even issues such as child custody, support, and visitation are agreed upon by both spouses in a collaborative divorce.

The Advantages of a Collaborative Divorce

There are several benefits to participating in a collaborative divorce, including:

  • Costs are lower- Because both spouses share in the cost of experts needed to solidify the divorce agreement, the cost is significantly lower.
  • No confrontational litigation- The key to a collaborative divorce is to keep the proceedings out of a courtroom
  • Quicker discovery- The exchange of vital information flows faster with a collaborative divorce because both sides are working together, not against each other
  • Control over outcome- The spouses are working together to achieve one mutually beneficial end result, so there are no surprises or disappointments coming from a judge
  • Better gratification- Because there is no winner or loser in a collaborative divorce, both sides are satisfied with the outcome that they designed together

Call Connie Stephens for a Representation You Can Trust

If you and your spouse have decided to dissolve your marriage via collaborative divorce, you need a competent attorney to guide the way. Our professional collaborative divorce attorney in Clearwater has gained the expertise you require over her 28 years of practicing family law.

For an attorney with experience in collaborative law that you can rely on, call Connie R. Stephens, P.A. at (727) 205-0770.

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