Adam B. Cordover

Adam B. Cordover

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Florida
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Family Diplomacy is dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution, with a focus on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation, direct negotiations, and unbundled legal services. We maintain this out-of-court practice because we strongly believe that family disputes should be resolved in a private conference room, not in a hostile and public courtroom environment. This unique perspective on family law stems back to Adam B. Cordover’s 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 traveled around 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 lead Adam to create an exclusively out-of-court practice and to bring a more peacemaking approach to family law. In his previous role as a litigation attorney, Adam witnessed parties 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. A thought leader in the international collaborative law community, Adam 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 practice by the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Business Jou

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Collaborative Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm
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Family Diplomacy is dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution, with a focus on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation, direct negotiations, and unbundled legal services. We maintain this out-of-court practice because we strongly believe that family disputes should be resolved in a private conference room, not in a hostile and public courtroom environment. This unique perspective on family law stems back to Adam B. Cordover’s 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 traveled around 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 lead Adam to create an exclusively out-of-court practice and to bring a more peacemaking approach to family law. In his previous role as a litigation attorney, Adam witnessed parties 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. A thought leader in the international collaborative law community, Adam 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 practice by the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Florida Bar News, NBC, Fox 13, Bay News 9, ABC Action News, The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine, and Spirit FM 90.5. Adam regularly speaks at professional and civic organizations locally and internationally regarding the collaborative process. Adam B. Cordover is president of Next Generation Divorce, a 501(c)(3) and Florida’s largest interdisciplinary collaborative practice group with member attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Sarasota, and Manatee Counties. Adam is also on the Executive Board and co-chair of the Research Committee of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida. Further, Adam is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Leadership Academy of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. You can learn more about us and our services at www.FamilyDiplomacy.com.
Associate
Richard J. Mockler, P.A.
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Represented clients in family law hearings and mediations. Drafted pleadings, motions, discovery, and memoranda in business litigation and family law matters. Formulated and implemented litigation strategy. Marketed firm in electronic media. Developed office management and administrative procedures.
Student Investigator
U.S. Deptartment of Labor- Employee Benefits Security Administration
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Researched issues and prepared memoranda related to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) enforcement. Lead multi-office project of student investigators for sample survey of ERISA compliance. Lead interviews of plan fiduciaries suspected of prohibited transactions. Presented findings and recommendations in verbal and written reports and presentations. Recognized and rewarded for excellence in work.
Education
American University
M.A. | International Affairs
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American University Washington College of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Florida
B.A. | Political Science/Jewish Studies/International Relations
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Awards
Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
Are You Safe, Inc.
Recognized in The LAWYER Magazine for Community Service
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Professional Associations
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Research Committee Member
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Activities: Collecting data about how collaborative divorce is experienced by clients throughout the U.S. and comparing to those who have utilized other methods of divorce.
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Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida
Research Committee Co-Chair
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Activities: Collecting data about how collaborative process is practiced in Florida.
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Bay Area Legal Services
Volunteer Attorney
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Activities: Aiding victims of domestic violence in drafting petitions for injunction. Assisting pro se litigants in completing family law forms. Explaining and providing guidance on judicial procedure.
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Next Generation Divorce
President
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Family Law Inn of Court
Member
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Activities: Legal education through interaction with experienced members of the Florida Bar.
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Guardian ad Litem Program
Guardian Ad Litem
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Activities: Advocating for the best interests of a foster child.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Simplified Protocol for Collaborative Dissolution
HCBA Lawyer Magazine
Letter to the Editor: Marriages Still Not Equal
Tampa Bay Times
Involving Non-Paid Collaborative Assistants in the Process
The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine
Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce: Helping Others While Helping Yourself
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Top 3 Reasons to Practice Collaborative Law
HCBA Lawyer Magazine
Collaborative Practice for Prenuptial Agreements
The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine
Finalizing a Collaborative Divorce in Hillsborough County
HCBA Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
How Practice Groups Create Successful Collaborators , 15th Annual Educational & Networking Forum , Vancouver, BC, Canada
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
What You and Your Practice Group can do to Help More Clients via the Collaborative Divorce Process , General Meeting , Boca Raton, FL
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group
Deepening Your Collaborative Knowledge Through Blogging , Building A Profitable & Satisfying Collaborative Practice , Tampa, FL
Next Generation Divorce
Collaborative Practice and Status Update of Florida Same-Sex Marriage , Sarasota Chapter Meeting , Sarasota, FL
Next Generation Divorce
The Collaborative Multiverse: Is there Really Only ONE Set of Rules? , 3rd Annual Conference , Orlando, FL
Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida
Building a Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Program , Executive Board Meeting , Ft. Meyers, FL
Collaborative Lawyers of Southwest Florida
The Final Debrief: Utilizing Florida's Practice Survey to Address Tough Topics , Sarasota Chapter Meeting , Sarasota, FL
Next Generation Divorce
Building Your Collaborative Practice , Manatee POD Meeting , Bradenton, FL
Next Generation Divorce
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Family Diplomacy | A Collaborative Law Firm » Blog
Contact & Map
Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm
412 E. Madison St.
# 824
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 443-0615
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