Create a long lasting plan for your family.The Collaborative Process lets you control the process, cost, timetable, and your privacy.

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How Will You Choose to Divorce?

The Collaborative Divorce Process lets your family control the process, cost, timetable, and your privacy.

The collaborative divorce process can help you and your family through challenging, emotional times. Most families benefit by choosing to resolve issues constructively. That choice may fit your family best, too. If so, contact Orlando Collaborative Divorce attorney Michael P. Sampson. Michael handles Florida collaborative law matters only. That means no litigation. If you choose and your spouse or partner choose to be adversaries, excellent litigators may help you. But maybe there’s a better choice for you.

You Have Choices

When people bring their family issues to a judge, what might it cost them financially, emotionally, and in permanently ruptured relationships? How might limited solutions judges impose affect the kids? Might divorcing couples take control and figure out something better for themselves and their families? Might you?

Orlando Collaborative Divorce Attorney: Lessons from Litigating

Michael litigated family law and business cases in court for 30 years. That experience gave him more than wrinkles. With wrinkles came perspective, sensitivity to issues that may come up, and professional judgment about what works for families and what doesn’t. Michael has been 100% committed to the Collaborative Process since 2016.

SCL's Commitment to Collaborate

Collaborative divorce is confidential, respectful, open, and interest-based. When you have kids, it’s child-focused. With help from your collaborative team, you and your spouse or partner can respectfully create positive, lasting solutions and stay out-of-court. Could that be the right choice for you? Read Sampson Collaborative’s FAQs about collaborative divorce.  If you think the collaborative option might work for you, please contact SCL.

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Collaborative Leadership

In Central Florida, Michael served for 4 years (until 2020) on the board of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. Statewide, he’s a member and regular sponsor of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP). With collaborators throughout the United States, Sampson serves on the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Task Force.

The Global Collaborative Movement

To learn from and engage with collaborative professionals internationally, Michael is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and Global Collaborative Law Council (GCLC).

Since 1990, the Collaborative movement spread worldwide. It’s vast and diverse. More than 25,000 collaboratively trained lawyers, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and other collaborative professionals make up the global community. That community includes 200+ collaborative practice groups. They span across 24 countries. These collaborative professionals, like Mr. Sampson, have committed to assisting families like yours choose a way to resolve issues.

Florida Bar Service

Mr. Sampson served for years on the Family Law Rules committee and Rules of Judicial Administration Rules committee with The Florida Bar. This voluntary service provided insight about court processes, litigation, and protecting client privacy.

In the collaborative divorce context, this insight adds value. Your lawyer should know the interplay between the Uniform Collaborative Law Process Act, Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.745, Rule 4-1.19 of Florida’s Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, and the Florida Supreme Court-approved Florida Family Law Forms for Collaborative Divorce.

Orlando Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Michael P. Sampson, has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition for professionalism and ethics in the legal industry.



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