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The truth about the Collaborative Law Process for paternity, divorce, modifications, and more! 

  1. It is a way to have legal representation in a private, less costly (than litigation), and a holistic manner. 
  2. Both parents and/or spouses must agree to commit to the process by signing a Participation Agreement that outlines the dos and don’ts of the process. 
  3. The Participation Agreement includes a provision that discusses the process terminating in the event either parent and/or spouse or either professional, attorney or otherwise, no longer wants to proceed.  Should this occur, the attorneys are not allowed to represent their clients in litigation. 
  4. Both parents and/or spouses must have their own attorney. 
  5. While the attorney does not have to be collaboratively trained, the process tends to work best when both attorneys are collaboratively trained and consistently active in the collaborative community. 
  6. While a neutral facilitator (usually a mental health professional) and a financial neutral (usually a CPA or a forensic accountant) may be part of the team, they are not mandatory. 
  7. A high percentage of collaborative cases end in full resolution. 
  8. The Collaborative Law Process Act has been adopted by the Florida Supreme Court, along with rules and a statute. 
  9. The Collaborative Law Process is practiced in numerous other states in the U.S. and the law transcends to other countries as well. 
  10. Other professionals may be consulted with the agreement of everyone on the team to assist with a resolution (i.e. estate planning attorneys, realtors, mortgage brokers, etc.). 

         Kristen Goss, Esq.

         KWG Family Legal and Mediation Services, LLC

         6750 N. Andrews Avenue

         Suite 200 

         Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

         (954) 695-6512 |

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What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce and family cases. It is an out-of-court process Participants (i.e. husbands, wives, moms, and dads) choose to engage in to address family legal issues.
To qualify as a collaborative divorce, the following is required:
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KWG Family Legal & Mediation can help with your Collaborative efforts. We know the laws and procedures related to Collaborative law. KWG will work with you and your spouse or partner to find the best way to solve the problems in your family. KWG Family Legal & Mediation has a team of experts who have been extensively trained in Collaborative law. We will help you and your spouse or partner to communicate effectively, to understand each other’s needs, and to reach an agreement that is in the best interests of your family. KWG will help you to avoid the stress, expense, and delays of trial. KWG will help you to preserve your relationship with your spouse or partner, and to protect your children from the effects of divorce. KWG Family Legal & Mediation  offers a consultation so that you can learn more about how we can help you with your collaborative law efforts.

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Who Benefits from the Collaborative Process?

While at first glance the terms of a collaborative family law process might seem discouraging, it is in fact a great option for participants as it holds those involved accountable. It is a means of keeping personal matters private, the process is less costly, and the Participants are satisfied with the outcome of the results as they maintain control over how the process ends.
To learn more about collaborative divorce, feel free to contact us at 954-695-6512 or Email

Collaborative Law FAQ's

What is collaborative law?

Collaborative law is an alternative to traditional divorce litigation wherein the participants desire to resolve their divorce, paternity action, modification, or any other family legal matter outside of court.

How is collaborative law different from divorce, paternity, or post judgment litigation?

Unlike in divorce, paternity, or post judgment litigation where the Parties do not control the outcome of their case and their issues are submitted to the Judge to make a decision for them, collaborative law allows the participants to control the outcome of their family legal matter. The participants must be committed to being open and honest throughout the process and work together, with the help of their attorneys and sometimes other professionals, to resolve their legal matter(s).


How much does the collaborative process cost?

The collaborative process is oftentimes much more cost efficient than the traditional litigation process, whether seeking a divorce, paternity action, or post judgment modification. The cost depends on the amount of time needed to resolve the legal matters and the number of professionals involved to assist in the completion of the process.

Where can I go for more information about getting a divorce through the collaborative process

The Collaborative Law Process Act was passed on March 24, 2016. Florida Statute 61.56 governs the terms of the process.  For more information, go to


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