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

Sampson Collaborative Law

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. 

Collaborative family law attorney Michael P. Sampson litigated family law and business cases for 30 years at big law firms. Now he is committed to handling Florida “collaborative law” matters exclusively.

 SCL’s Commitment to Collaborate

Michael has committed exclusively to the collaborative process. This option is a confidential, interest-based, collaborative team approach. You and your spouse or partner can respectfully create positive, lasting solutions out-of-court. Might that be the right choice for you? Read Sampson Collaborative’s FAQs about collaborative divorce.

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Sampson Collaborative Can Help Resolve Peacefully and Respectfully:

  • Florida Divorces
  • Custody (Timesharing), Parental Responsibility, & Relocation issues
  • Child Support & Alimony
  • Identifying Marital & Nonmarital Interests in Real Property, Trusts, LLCs, and Closely-held Family Businesses
  • Modification & Enforcement
  • Prenuptial Agreements & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Partnership Agreements for LGBTQ & Opposite Sex Couples

Have questions? Check out our new FAQ page.

Collaborative Leadership

In Central Florida, Michael served for 6 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).

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.

Such insight in the collaborative divorce context 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.

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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