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Also servicing Pensacola, Tallahassee and Southeast Alabama and can also assist couples nationwide virtually. 

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What Is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce that uses a team approach, and helps spouses work to resolve their differences fairly -- without a court fight.

  • A non-adversarial process - being practiced around the world -  dedicated to helping families resolve disputes without resorting to the judicial system.

  • There is a pledge by all involved not to litigate (go to court for decision-making), and the mandatory withdrawal of both attorneys and other team professionals if either party litigates.

  • A divorce in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect. 

  • Requires no court proceedings, no depositions, no subpoenas.

  • Emphasizes personal privacy-often a casualty of a traditional divorce.​

  • The parties - NOT a judge - creatively self-determine the best way to provide financial support, allocate assets and care for children.

  • Uses neutral experts that may result in a less expensive divorce proceeding.

  • A divorce process that empowers parties to self-determine a solution that is in their family’s own best interest.

  • A process that saves post-divorce relationships. 

  • Relies on voluntary, free and open exchange of information.

  • All professionals are committed to using their best skills in reaching agreement without having to resort to judicial decision-making.

  • A balanced commitment to respect both parties' shared goals.

As a Divorce Financial Planner, David Smith is excited to be a founding general member of the Northwest Florida Collaborative Law Group  - an organization of like-minded legal, financial, and mental health professionals all additionally trained in Collaborative Divorce.

 Click here to contact a local collaborative professional to find out if this process is right for you. ​ 

We can work side by side:

  • with an individual client (as their financial advocate) - either with or without an attorney, 

  • with a couple (in the role of a financial "mediator") - with or without attorneys,  

  • or through the full Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process of Collaborative Divorce (in the role of a Neutral Financial Professional).

David Smith

CDFA™, ChFC®, CASL®, D.M.D., Ret LtCol, USAF

 

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
Divorce Financial Planner
Collaboratively Trained Divorce Financial Neutral
 
Sand Oak Divorce Solutions, LLC
Panama City, Florida