Collaborative Divorce

The Collaborative Law Process provides a way to resolve family law disputes without going to court.  Although often associated with divorce, the Collaborative Law Process is available to assist with paternity, modification, prenuptial agreements, post nuptial agreements, partnership agreements and many other family disputes.  In this approach, a team of professionals works with clients to reach a mutually acceptable agreement while considering the interests and needs of both clients. When the clients have minor children their needs can also be closely protected as clients work together as co-parents to develop a plan for the family to move forward. Collaborative Process offers clients a way to resolve all aspects of their family law dispute respectfully, with confidentiality and dignity, while keeping decision-making between the clients. The team of professionals consists of two lawyers, one mental health professional and one financial professional.

For more information about local Collaborative professionals visit www.cfl-cfl.com. To locate professionals elsewhere in Florida, please visit www.collaborativepracticeflorida.com.  For more information about Collaborative practice around the world visit www.collaborativepractice.com. To better understand the Collaborative Law Process, see the video below from the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

If you would like to participate in a Collaborative divorce or other family law matter but are concerned that you may not be able to afford the process, there may be a program available in your community.  For the central Florida community, please see the One Case Collaborative Project reduced fee program information or the Barry University Family Law Pro Bono Clinic information below.  Please call Dr. Parnell for additional information about the many ways that families can access 

The One Case Collaborative Project is supported by the professional members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida.  The program costs a total fee of approximately $7,500 for three (3) full-team meetings.

  • Is your combined family income $100,000 or less per year?
  • Do you have $100,000 or less in assets?
  • You may qualify for this reduced fee program.

 Please contact Dr. Parnell’s office for additional information.

The Barry University Collaborative Family Law Clinic in Orlando is committed to providing support to the community to meet their family law needs associated with divorce and the restructuring of the family through the use of the Collaborative Law Process. 

  • Do you need help divorcing your spouse?
  • Do you care about the impact of divorce on your children?
  • Do you and your spouse combined make less than $42,000?
  • You may qualify for free assistance.

CALL FOR HELP: 407.681.5403 to find out how Barry Family Law Clinic in Orlando can help you.

The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida

Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Teresa F. Parnell, Psy.D.

Dr. Parnell considers it a privilege to have worked with so many families over the past 30 years. She is committed to helping clients transform through the challenges and conflicts they face.