FAMILY LAW OPTIONS

Collaborative Law

Both of our attorneys are collaboratively trained professionals.  The Collaborative Law Process is an alternative to expensive litigation that uses a team approach to help you and your spouse resolve the issues in your divorce or other family matter in a confidential and private environment. The team consists of you and your spouse, each of your attorneys, a facilitator, and a neutral financial professional. The goals and interests of the individuals are explored and the couple decides what their family needs - not a judge.  The Collaborative Process is generally less expensive and faster than litigation, and it gives you a level of control over the outcome of your case that you can't get in a litigated case.  Ask us if the Collaborative Process is right for your case.  

 

Mediation

Mediation is a process that allows the parties to use a neutral third party who is trained in negotiating skills to assist them in resolving the issues of their case.  The mediator cannot make decisions for the parties, but can offer creative solutions and help draft settlement agreements.  

The Loris Law Group offers mediation services in a comfortable facility with multiple conference rooms.  Ask us if Mediation is the right option for your case.  

 
 

Uncontested 

When the parties agree on all issues in the case, the uncontested process can be used to expedite the legal proceedings and obtain a final resolution without the need for the court to make decisions about your family's legal issues.  An attorney can prepare the uncontested legal documents necessary to finalize the case.  This process is the least expensive and fastest way to resolve your case.   The Loris Law Group offers affordable packages for uncontested divorce, paternity, and modification actions.  Call us to find out if you have an uncontested case.  

Strategic Litigation

While litigation is not the ideal method for resolving family law disputes, sometimes it is necessary.  Non-litigation options require the cooperation of both parties.  Therefore, when the parties do not agree on a process option, litigation is the only option available.  Each of our attorneys has handled court litigation for more than twenty years.  Our experience in the courtroom has allowed us to develop the skills necessary to litigate strategically, not defensively, for our clients' benefit.  Contact our office to discuss all your process options, including litigation when necessary.    

 
 

Guardian Ad Litem

The role of the guardian ad litem in the state of Florida is governed by Florida statute 61.403. Guardian ad litems are usually appointed in cases involving significant disputes between parents regarding the well being of any minor children of the parties. A guardian ad litem is not a mediator for the underlying case and does not work for either of the parties. The guardian ad litem is solely responsible for reporting on what is in the best interests of the child.

The role of the guardian ad litem is to meet with both parents, the children, and any other witnesses, as appropriate. The guardian ad litem then issues a report to the court. Typically, the court will determine the amount each parent will contribute to pay the fees of the guardian ad litem. In some cases, the guardian ad litem may be a volunteer.

Both of the attorneys at The Loris Law Group serve as guardians ad litem in family law cases.