Adam B. Cordover is a Collaborative Attorney, Collaborative Trainer, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator who believes that family disputes should be resolved respectfully in private conference rooms, not in a hostile public courtroom environment. This unique perspective on approaching family law stems back to his experience studying International Affairs in Washington, D.C., and abroad.
Adam had the rare opportunity to work closely with ambassadors and diplomats from war-torn regions around the world. He travelled the globe, learning from diplomatic leaders as they applied dispute resolution techniques to tackle seemingly impossible conflicts.
It dawned on him: If these techniques can work in the complex world of International Relations, why not Domestic Relations and Family Law. This realization led Adam to form Family Diplomacy, a Collaborative law firm dedicated to bringing a more peacemaking approach to family law. In his previous role as a litigation attorney, Adam witnessed his clients experience the negative emotional and financial effects that long, drawn out divorce battles can have on families.
As a result, Adam has become a strong proponent of the Collaborative Process, where a structure is put in place so that life’s hardest moments do not have to be any more difficult than necessary. Adam focuses on family and adoption law, including Collaborative Divorce, military divorce, adoption, including stepparent and LGBT adoption, paternity, child support and name change.
A thought leader in the Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota collaborative law community, Adam is a founder of Tampa Bay Collaborative Trainers and he trains attorneys, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, accountants, and financial planners to become collaborative professionals. He successfully spearheaded an effort of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit to draft an administrative order safeguarding the principles of Collaborative Family Law (just the fourth such administrative order in Florida).
Adam has been featured in or interviewed about Collaborative Divorce by the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Business Journal, the Florida Bar News, Florida Trend Magazine, NBC 8, Fox 13, Bay News 9, ABC Action News, The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine, iHeart Media, Spirit FM 90.5, and Money Talk 1010 AM. He regularly speaks at professional and civic organizations locally, nationally, and internationally regarding the Collaborative Process.
Adam encourages use of the Collaborative model in all types of family law matters including paternity, relocation, child support, prenuptial agreements, and even post-judgment actions. Adam is a bestselling author, having penned one of the chapters in Champions of Collaborative Divorce, Changing the Way the World Gets Divorced (Volume I – Tampa Bay). Adam is also co-editor of an upcoming American Bar Association book on Building A Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice.
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