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At Family Diplomacy, we help divorcing spouses end their marriage without destroying their family.  We offer collaborative divorce, a private dispute resolution process.


We now practice exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution.


Attorney Adam B. Cordover is a leader in the Tampa Bay collaborative family law and divorce community.  He trains other attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals to practice collaborative family law.  He serves as Immediate Past President of Next Generation Divorce (formerly known as the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay), 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), vice chaired Tampa Bay's Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Practice Training, and speaks at religious, mental health, legal, civic, and other organizations regarding the interdisciplinary collaborative process.  Adam has also been interviewed on the topic of collaborative family law by Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Bay News 9, Fox 13, ABC Action News, NBC News 8, and The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine.


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Adam also provides services for divorce, adoption, paternity, name change, prenuptial agreement, postnuptial agreement, and other family law matters.


Languages spoken: Hebrew

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Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 25%
    8 years
  2. Family: 25%
    8 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    8 years
  4. Divorce: 25%
    8 years



Hourly ($300-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tanya Partee O'Connor

    Adam’s leadership and commitment to serving clients, collaboratively, has inspired me and many other professionals to rethink how and why we do what we do. Adam understands that advocacy should focus on process, which greatly impacts and colors outcome. He is committed to supporting his clients and empowering them to resolve marital discord through the peaceful and respectful process of collaborative divorce. He is a compassionate and effective advocate, well known for giving 110% to everything he does. I strongly endorse Adam.


    Tanya O'Connor Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joryn Jenkins

    I am a divorce lawyer. I've worked with Adam Cordover on collaborative cases in the past. Quite frankly, Adam is simply the best, a pleasure to work "against," who represents his client collaboratively as well as anyone I know.


    Joryn Jenkins Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

412 East Madison Street
Suite 824
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200806/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer AwardHillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyer Division2013
2013 Avvo Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Volunteer Lawyer of the YearAre You Safe, Inc.2013
Recognized for Community Service in The LAWYER MagazineHillsborough County Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyRichard J. Mockler, PA2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Collaborative Family Law CouncilCo-Chair, Research Committee2013 - Present
Florida Adoption CouncilMember2012 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember, Research Committee2011 - Present
Next Generation Divorce (formerly Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay)President2011 - Present
Family Law American Inn of Court of TampaAssociate2010 - Present
U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaMember of the Bar2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nelson and NelsonParties reached a full agreement via collaborative process and were divorced, becoming the first pro bono collaborative divorce case completed in Florida.
Shaw v. ShawSuccessfully appealed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tampa Bay TimesQUOTED IN: Tampa Couple's Divorce Could Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Ban2014
ABC Action NewsQUOTED IN: Same Sex Divorce Could Overturn Ban On Gay Marriage2014
10 News CBSQUOTED IN: Same-Sex Couple Will Argue For A Divorce In Florida2014
Watermark OnlineQUOTED IN: Judge Postpones Ruling On Tampa Couple's Request to Divorce2014
Pink News (United Kingdom)QUOTED IN: US: Florida Lesbian Couple Challenge For Right To Divorce2014
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineTop 3 Reasons to Practice Collaborative Law2014
Tampa TribuneQUOTED IN: Gay marriage ruling may help pair divorce2014
The World of Collaborative Practice MagazineInvolving Non-Paid Collaborative Assistants in the Process2014
Be-Fulfilled.orgPro Bono Collaborative Divorce: Helping Others While Helping Yourself2014
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineMENTIONED IN: Giving Back Collaboratively2013
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineFinalizing A Collaborative Divorce In Hillsborough County2013
Tampa TribuneQUOTED IN: Kinder, Gentler Divorces Take the Bite Out of Break-Ups2013
Tampa Bay TimesMENTIONED IN: Divorce with Collaboration? It Can Happen2013
WFLA NBC 8MENTIONED IN: Collaborative Divorce Offers Easier Way to Separate2013
The World of Collaborative Practice MagazineCollaborative Practice for Prenuptial Agreements2013
Tampa Bay Business JournalQUOTED IN: Divorce Takes On Collaborative Feel in Hillsborough Courts (Subscription Required)2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American UniversityInternational AffairsMA - Masters2008
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Tampa POD of Next Generation DivorceMaking It Happen: Building Your Collaborative Practice2016
Next Generation DivorceTwo-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training2016
Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals Leadership RetreatAnalyzing Preliminary Results of Statewide Collaborative Survey2016
Florida Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsFACP Collaborative Divorce Roundtable2016
Cohen & Grieb, P.A.Collabortive Family Law: The Smart Alternative to Courtroom Divorce2016
Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law SectionCollaborative Family Law: Offering A Cutting Edge Alternative to Courtroom Divorce2016
St. Petersburg POD of Next Generation DivorceBuilding Your Collaborative Practice2015
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law GroupCollaborative Divorce for Families of Modest Means2015
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Divorce GroupWhat You and Your Practice Group Can Do to Help More Clients Via the Collaborative Divorce Process2015
Nova Southeastern University Collaborative TrainingTroubleshooting the Collaborative Divorce Roadmap2015
Next Generation Divorce Woody Mosten TrainingDeepening Your Collaborative Knowledge Through Blogging2015
Money Talk 1010 AMIntroducing Collaborative Divorce2015
Money Talk 1010 AMThe Financial Savings of Collaborative Divorce Compared to Courtroom Divorce2015
Money Talk 1010 AMComparing and Contrasting Mediation and Collaborative Divorce2015
Manatee POD of Next Generation DivorceBuilding Your Collaborative Practice2015
Family Court Professional Collaborative of the 12th Circuit Fall ConferenceThe New Family – LGBT Family Law2015
Collaborative Lawyers of Southwest FloridaBuilding A Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Program2015
Collaborative Family Law Council of FloridaThe Collaborative Mutliverse: Is there Really only ONE set of Rules?2015
Clearwater POD of Next Generation DivorceIncreasing Your Collaborative Caseload2015
12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation DivorceThe Final Debrief: Utilizing Florida’s Practice Survey To Address Tough Topics2015
12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation DivorceCollaborative Practice and Status Update of Florida Same-Sex Marriage2015
Suncoast Mental Health Counselors AssociationCollaborative Family Law: Offering A Healthier Alternative for Divorce2014
St. Petersburg Bar Association & Clearwater Bar Associations Family Law ReviewCollaborative Divorce in Pinellas County: The Future of Divorce is Here2014
Next Generation DivorceResponding to Criticisms of Collaborative Family Law2014
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsHow Practice Groups Create Successful Collaborators2014
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsBuilding A Volcano - An Explosive Exercise in Organizational Conflict2014
Collaborative Family Law Group of Central FloridaCollaborative Practice and LGBT Relationships2014
Collaborative Family Law Council of FloridaGaining Collaborative Experience While Giving Back Through Pro Bono Work2014
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Florida chapter)Recognizing and Managing the Challenging Client2014
12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation DivorceThe Future of Divorce is Now in Sarasota and Manatee Counties2014
The World of Collaborative Practice MagazineTalking with...A Collaboratively Divorced Couple2013
Tampa Bay Association of Marriage and Family TherapyCollaborative Family Law: A Healthier Alternative for Tampa Bay's Families2013
Stephen MinistryCollaborative Divorce: Keeping the Focus on Children, Grandchildren, and the Community2013
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Practice TrainingHillsborough County's Collaborative Family Practice Administrative Order2013
Fox 13 Good Day Tampa BayAsk A Lawyer: Collaborative Family Law2013
First United Methodist Church CounselorsCollaborative Divorce: Offering A Healthier Alternative To Children and Grandchildren2013
Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa BayCollaborative Divorce: Educating First Responders2013
Bay News 9In Depth: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay2013
Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program Networking and Educational EventMy Experience with Bay Area Legal Services2013
Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section Judicial LuncheonOn the Cutting Edge - Collaborative Divorce2012
Family Law American Inn of Court of TampaSupportive Relationships and the Modification/Termination of Alimony2012
Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa BayThe Essentials of Marketing Collaborative Family Law2012
Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court Membership MeetingStatutory Update on Spousal Support - What's The Deal With Lump Sum Alimony?2011
Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court Membership MeetingThe Newly Pled Game - Setting Aside Prenuptial, Postnuptial, and Marital Settlement Agreements2011