Daytona Beach Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
Helping with Collaborative Divorce Cases in Florida
Ending your marriage through a traditional divorce process may skirt too closely to conflict for your comfort. Using mediation might be just as difficult if you cannot envision yourself working closely with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Collaborative divorce represents a unique middle ground between both options.
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our DeLand family lawyers can help you understand and utilize the collaborative divorce process. With our guidance and representation, you might be able to find a sound conclusion to your marriage that does not add any undue pressure on you while simultaneously looking out for your best interests. We would love to be able to tell you more about your options – set up a case evaluation today.
How the Collaborative Divorce Process Works
As the name implies, collaborative divorce requires multiple parties to come together to work towards one beneficial outcome. You and your spouse both need to retain the services of a collaborative divorce attorney who will work as your confidant and legal guide throughout the procedure.
Collaborative divorce typically unfolds in the following steps:
- Each spouse discusses interests and objectives with his or her own lawyer.
- Both spouses and both lawyers meet to discuss options in a large meeting.
- Experts and professionals are consulted for input.
- Steps 1 through 3 are repeated as necessary or wanted.
- Final collaborative divorce agreement is brought to the court for approval.
In addition to only going to court once to have the divorce agreement made official by a judge, all parties are generally required to sign a “no court” agreement. Such a document states that avoiding court and working together will be a priority, and that collaborative divorce attorneys are not permitted to represent either spouse should matters escalate to court.
Take Advantage of Collaborative Divorce Benefits
The first step towards enjoying these benefits of collaborative divorce is by calling us to speak with a DeLand family law attorney from our law firm. You will find that we have learned how to best navigate a divorce throughout our 40+ years of combined legal experience, and that our high ratings on Avvo are well-founded.
When you use collaborative divorce, you can expect many benefits, such as:
- Less open conflict
- Minimized expenses
- Shortened divorce timeline
- Easier to plan for the future
Submit an online contact form today and begin reviewing your divorce with us.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?There are two types of divorce in Daytona Beach: contested and uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is typically preferred because they can usually be completed with far less hassle and in far less time. However, to go through the uncontested divorce process, the couple must reach an agreement on all significant divorce-related issues. These issues include: • Property division • Debt allocation • Alimony • Child support • Child custody • Visitation When there is disagreement over one or more of these issues, the couple will need to go through the contested divorce process. In such cases, the couple will either need to hire a divorce mediator to help them through the negotiation process or have the family court decide for them.
Client TestimonialsRead What Our Past Clients Had to Say
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
Gets the Best Results
“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
Why Hire B&E?
Here are Five Reasons
A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience