Sunday, May 19, 2013

Collaborative Divorce Thrives in Australia

The concept of collaborative divorce is gaining traction worldwide as an alternative to the traditional courtroom battles epitomized in movies like Kramer vs. Kramer and War of the Roses.  Family law practitioners in Australia have come to embrace collaborative family law, a process by which participants agree to settle disputes in private discussions rather than in adversarial courthouse proceedings.

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals indicates that there are currently 14 practice groups in Australia.

One of those groups, Queensland Collaborative Law, describes collaborative divorce as follows:


Friday, April 13, 2012

British Divorce Courts Require Allegation of Fault; This is the Result

Apparently, England requires parties to allege a fault before a family law court will grant a divorce.  Over at my general Florida family law news blog, ABC Family Law Blog, I described some of the allegations found in the public records:


  • A husband insisted that his wife dress in a Klingon costume and speak to him in Klingon;
  • A wife maliciously and repeatedly served her husband the food he least liked: tuna casserole;
  • A wife spitefully tampered with her husband’s television antenna and, even worse, threw away his cold cuts;
  • A husband usurped control of the parties’ washing machine and dismissed her revulsion of cold cuts;
  • A husband failed to speak with his wife for 15 years and, instead, only communicated with her via Post-It note;

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dubai Man Gets World's Quickest Divorce

A man in Dubai applied for divorce a mere seconds after he had been married to his bride.  The reason:  he did not want his Wife to work after marriage, and his father-in-law demanded that she be allowed to work.  From Emirates 24/7 News:

Just after he stepped out of court where he got married, he stepped into another court next door and divorced her.
When he was asked by the divorcing judge how long he has been married to his wife, he did not hesitate when he replied “just seconds.” And he was quick in correcting the judge when he told him “my ex-wife.”
His reason for what could be the quickest divorce in the UAE was that he was forced by his bride’s father to allow her to keep her job.
Apparently, the man's request for divorce was granted.

In Florida, there is generally a 20-day waiting period between the time that a petition for divorce is filed and the time that a final judgment granting dissolution of marriage will be entered.  However, under section 61.19, Florida Statutes, a judge, on a showing that injustice would result from this waiting period, may enter a final judgment granting the divorce at an earlier date.


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Adam B. Cordover is a family law attorney and managing shareholder of The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. To learn more about The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. or to schedule a consultation, call us at 813.443.0615 or visit us online at www.abcfamilylaw.com.

 Attorney Adam B. Cordover is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. His office is located at 412 East Madison Street, Suite 824, Tampa, FL 33602.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Family Law Firm Moves Downtown

I am excited to report that my office has moved to downtown Tampa! This move provides us more space to better serve our clients while placing us within minutes of the Edgecomb Courthouse.

I also welcome Michelle Clark, who will be helping out with administrative matters.

Our new address is as follows:

THE LAW FIRM OF
ADAM B. CORDOVER, P.A.
412 East Madison Street, Suite 824
Tampa, FL 33602

Our e-mail address, telephone number, and facsimile number will remain the same.


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Adam B. Cordover is a family law attorney and managing shareholder of The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. To learn more about The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. or to schedule a consultation, call us at 813.443.0615 or visit us online at www.abcfamilylaw.com.

Attorney Adam B. Cordover is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. His office is now located at 412 East Madison Street, Suite 824, Tampa, Florida 33602.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Video: Divorce Proceeding in Tribal India

The following documentary by Nandini Bedi captures a tribal divorce proceeding in India:


Garo: Settling Disputes 1 - Hearing for a Divorce from Indian Tribal Heritage on Vimeo.

The documentary was shot for the Stichting Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation in February 2011.
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Adam B. Cordover is a Florida family law attorney and managing shareholder of The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. To learn more about The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. or to schedule a consultation, call us at 813.443.0615 or visit us online at www.abcfamilylaw.com.

Attorney Adam B. Cordover is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. His office is located at 412 East Madison Street, Suite 824, Tampa, Florida 33602.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saudi Prince Contemplates Allowing Women to Drive

The Family Law Prof Blog caught a story from Reuters regarding a Saudi Prince discussing whether to allow women in Saudi Arabia to Drive:

A senior Saudi prince questioned the need for a ban on women driving on Wednesday and said lifting it would be a quick first step to reduce the Islamic kingdom's dependence on millions of foreign workers.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Can You Name Yourself "Facebook?"

In commemoration of the role that the social networking site played in the recent upheaval in Egypt, a man has named his newborn baby girl “Facebook.”   According to a translation by TechCrunch.com, the following announcement appeared in Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram:


A New Day
Man Names His Newborn Girl Facebook
A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl “Facebook” Jamal Ibrahim(his name.) The girl’s family, friends, and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook. “Facebook” received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name. A name [Facebook] that shocked the entire world.
Naming your child “Facebook” at birth in Egypt is one thing.  But could you legally change your name (or your child’s name) to “Facebook?”