Skip to main content

Adam B. Cordover

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   59 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    I focus on Collaborative Divorce, Same Sex Divorce, LBGT Divorce, Military Divorce, Simplified Dissolution of Marriage, and Uncontested Divorce.

    16 years

  2. Family
    25%
    My family law practice includes Adoptions, Alimony, Appeals, Child Support, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Enforcement, Equitable Distribution, Modification, Parenting Plans, Paternity, and Prenuptial Agreements.

    16 years

  3. Adoption
    15%
    My adoption practice includes: -Non-Relative Adoptions -Close Relative Adoptions -Stepparent/Stepchild Adoptions -Second Parent Adoptions -Adult Adoptions

    16 years

  4. Child custody
    10%
    Focusing on Child Support, Collaborative Child Custody, Contested Child Custody, Paternity, and Uncontested Child Custody.

    16 years

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 traveled 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.

You can learn more about this process at .

 

Photos and videos

View more

Location

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm
3030 N. Rocky Point Dr.
Suite 150
Tampa, FL, 33607
Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm
475 Central Avenue
Suite 205
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701
Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm
1858 Ringling Boulevard
Suite 110
Sarasota, FL, 34236
Hide locations

Divorce lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  59 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Kate | April 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation
Adam Cordover and Britney Penaherrera make working through a very difficult and time-consuming process much more manageable. I was particularly grateful for their ability to read non-verbal cues and encourage us to take breaks before a conversation became too overwhelming. They truly worked in both of our interests, were fair and patient, and led us to an amicable agreement.
Read less
Posted by Mae | May 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contact Adam if you're married and trying to get a name change
After my name change was approved without using a lawyer, I found out I needed to get it amended to include my birth name. The court order listed only my married name so I was unable to change my birth certificate. I started the amendment process on my own, but contacted Adam after I moved. He was able to change it to virtual court hearings. My amended name change was approved immediately once we had the court hearing with the judge. Ultimately, I wish I had contacted him sooner, before starting the name change. It is not as easy as it seems on your own. I would have saved on time, money, and stress.
Read less
Posted by Kelly | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficiency and good results
Excellent experience with attorney Adam and his paralegal. Objective with common sense, yet looking out for my best interests. I will say it was the greatest decision I've ever made. He's very courteous, nice, understanding, punctual and knowledgeable. He was very upfront with everything and how my case might go. And on top of all that, his services were reasonably priced. I have no complaints at all. Very appreciative of everything he helped me achieve. And I would recommend him to any and everyone in a divorce. Thanks Again, Highly recommend!!!
Read less
Posted by George | January 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation and Caring Team
Adam and his paralegal, Jennifer, were so helpful and compassionate during this extremely difficult time. Their knowledge helped to ensure I was treated fairly during the entire process, and they honestly cared about what I was going through. They responded to any question and/or concern immediately, making the entire divorce process easier for me. I would definitely recommend this team!
Read less
Posted by Brian | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Great Representation
Family Diplomacy, Adam Cordover, took over my divorce case after the untimely death of my attorney. Adam and is staff quickly got up to speed on my case and were able to move the case forward without delay. Adam Cordover and his staff were very responsive and knowledgeable to my questions. I applaud Family Diplomacy Law Firm in taking over my case bringing it to fruition in a timely fashion and without any undue stress.
Read less
Posted by Chloe | May 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Polite, and All-around Wonderful to Work With
I recently reached out to Family Diplomacy to represent me in my name change case. As a trans person, I also had some questions in getting all my legal documents updated as well. While I was had read up on the processes, I was still a little uncertain in going through the process by myself. My entire experience with Adam and Jennifer was pleasant. I cannot be more appreciative of all the efforts they put into representing me. Even before the retainer, they worked to answer all of my questions and responded with professionalism and courtesy. Their responses were always prompt and my case went through even quicker than I expected. My first attempt in finding an attorney before contacting Family Diplomacy was less than ideal. I was met with a blunt, distasteful response that showed the law firm did not have any interest in me or even reading my brief message. This was a stark contrast to how I was treated by Mr. Cordover and his paralegal Ms. Gunnin, and I could not have asked for a better relationship with my legal representation. Extremely happy with the the service and could not recommend Family Diplomacy enough to another person looking for a family lawyer.
Read less
Posted by Llandèl | May 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Change of Name
After consulting with 2 different lawyers in the past I finally hit the jackpot with Adam Cordover. The process of contacting his office, scheduling an virtual appointment during the pandemic and professionalism was exactly what I was looking for. Mr. Cordover completed the process of changing my legal name in a matter of two months. I am extremely happy I found him and I recommend him for any legal service he can provide for you.
Read less
Posted by Sonja | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From Sonja and Edward Mcadoo
Thank you so much Atty Adam Cordoned, for helping my Dad (Edward Mcadoo) with his case you were very helpful in getting all of this done. my dad really appreciate it. Thank you.
Posted by Joimil | December 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From the Valdez Family
We are very happy with all of the work Mr. Cordover and his staff did for our case on adoption. They all knew everything that needed to happen and explained to us in detail. They are very fast and professional. I recommend them for any case as they are very knowledgeable about the laws. Thank you so much for making this happen for us so fast!
Read less
Posted by Jesenia | December 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Adam and his staff were very professional while handling our case of adoption. They kept us updated every step of the way and were able to get the job done. We are very satisfied with his work and if we ever need a family attorney we will certainly utilize his services again. Would highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Adam's approach is thoughtful and very professional. His help was invaluable in getting through the process.
Posted by DeShay | September 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 Attorney Adam Cordover “highly recommended “
Attorney Adam Cordover is very professional and knowledgeable. His assistant Jennifer was very compassionate and detailed oriented; throughout my entire process.The response time from Adam and Jennifer was unbelievable! I highly recommend Attorney Adam Cordover for name change or family law. #DreamTeam
Posted by Joann | August 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney for Name Change
Excellent attorney and great paralegal support. Adam & Jennifer were committed and persistent in follow up and support after many delays with Pasco County. Very kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and concise.
Posted by Kostyantyn | August 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney A+
I never thought that I would ever need an attorney for my divorce. I also thought that my divorce would naturally be smooth and mutually agreeable. During the process I realized I was very wrong about my understanding of the divorce and what I thought was going to happen. Adam and his wonderful staff helped me through the worst time of my life with grace. He changed my perception of what a truly great attorney should be like. I cannot thank them enough for doing an outstanding job. Their fees were very reasonable. And the outcome Adam was able to deliver turned out better than I was preparing myself for. Thank you Adam Cordover.
Read less
Posted by Michelle | July 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adam is Awesome
I hired Adam to help complete a parenting plan. Through the entire process, Adam kept me up to date, he was extremely knowledgeable and very professional. I felt he always gave the best advice for my case and steered me in the “right” direction. He was amazing and am thankful to have worked with him. His paralegal, Jennifer was also awesome to work with.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Adam was understanding, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and handled my matter quickly and effectively in a very professional manner. He and his team were able to answer all of my questions, explained everything very well, and made me feel very comfortable in an otherwise not-so-comfortable family matter. They were able to complete my matter without interruption due to the pandemic by the use of technology, which was much appreciated. I would highly recommend!
Read less
Posted by Pablo | May 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely efficient attorney.
Adam was the first attorney I met to handle my divorce. After consulting several attorneys, I realized how trust worthy he was since he told me what would happen instead of what I wanted to hear. I am proud to recommend Adam, he is a terrific attorney and incredible person that handle my divorce in a timely and expedite manner and achieved the desired outcome.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Collaborative Divorce Success Story
I highly recommend Adam Cordover. I had not heard of a collaborative divorce before my therapist recommended I speak with Adam. When I first met with him, he was warm and shared excellent information. I never felt pressured to do anything. I was seeking a divorce after a LONG marriage. There were bumps in the road but with the assistance of Adam and the team he assisted us put together, my former spouse and I were able to conclude a collaborative divorce and remain friends. The team approach allowed my ex-husband and I to turn what could have been a disaster into a continued mutual friendship. From start to finish, approximately 6 months, Adam and Jennifer were there for me every step of the way.
Read less
Posted by Stephen | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My personal lawyer for ever.
They made the experience like working with family, they explained everything so that I understood anything that I needed to know. I always felt as though they always had my best interests in mind on a personal level.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Collaborative lawyer review
My lawyer always answered my concerns and if necessary had the office admin answer my emails/calls. Effort was made to have meetings in the office or at a location that was less driving distance for me. My lawyer listened sympathetically without judgement. Insightful suggestions helped us come to the best outcome for all.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Richard J. Mockler, PA
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2008
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shaw v. Shaw
  • Successfully appealed.
  • Nelson and Nelson
  • Parties reached a full agreement via collaborative process and were divorced, becoming the first pro bono collaborative divorce case completed in Florida.

Associations

  • Florida Collaborative Family Law Council
  • Co-Chair, Research Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Adoption Council
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Research Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Next Generation Divorce (formerly Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay)
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Associate
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member of the Bar
  • 2009 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyer Division
  • 2013
  • 2013 Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
  • Are You Safe, Inc.
  • 2013
  • Recognized for Community Service in The LAWYER Magazine
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2009
View all awards

Publications

View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • South Tampa POD of Next Generation Divorce
  • Making It Happen: Building Your Collaborative Practice
  • 2016
  • Next Generation Divorce
  • Two-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training
  • 2016
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals Leadership Retreat
  • Analyzing Preliminary Results of Statewide Collaborative Survey
  • 2016
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • FACP Collaborative Divorce Roundtable
  • 2016
  • Cohen & Grieb, P.A.
  • Collabortive Family Law: The Smart Alternative to Courtroom Divorce
  • 2016
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Collaborative Family Law: Offering A Cutting Edge Alternative to Courtroom Divorce
  • 2016
  • St. Petersburg POD of Next Generation Divorce
  • Building Your Collaborative Practice
  • 2015
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group
  • Collaborative Divorce for Families of Modest Means
  • 2015
  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Divorce Group
  • What You and Your Practice Group Can Do to Help More Clients Via the Collaborative Divorce Process
  • 2015
  • Nova Southeastern University Collaborative Training
  • Troubleshooting the Collaborative Divorce Roadmap
  • 2015
  • Next Generation Divorce Woody Mosten Training
  • Deepening Your Collaborative Knowledge Through Blogging
  • 2015
  • Money Talk 1010 AM
  • Introducing Collaborative Divorce
  • 2015
  • Money Talk 1010 AM
  • The Financial Savings of Collaborative Divorce Compared to Courtroom Divorce
  • 2015
  • Money Talk 1010 AM
  • Comparing and Contrasting Mediation and Collaborative Divorce
  • 2015
  • Manatee POD of Next Generation Divorce
  • Building Your Collaborative Practice
  • 2015
  • Family Court Professional Collaborative of the 12th Circuit Fall Conference
  • The New Family – LGBT Family Law
  • 2015
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Southwest Florida
  • Building A Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Program
  • 2015
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida
  • The Collaborative Mutliverse: Is there Really only ONE set of Rules?
  • 2015
  • Clearwater POD of Next Generation Divorce
  • Increasing Your Collaborative Caseload
  • 2015
  • 12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation Divorce
  • The Final Debrief: Utilizing Florida’s Practice Survey To Address Tough Topics
  • 2015
  • 12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation Divorce
  • Collaborative Practice and Status Update of Florida Same-Sex Marriage
  • 2015
  • Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Collaborative Family Law: Offering A Healthier Alternative for Divorce
  • 2014
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association & Clearwater Bar Associations Family Law Review
  • Collaborative Divorce in Pinellas County: The Future of Divorce is Here
  • 2014
  • Next Generation Divorce
  • Responding to Criticisms of Collaborative Family Law
  • 2014
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • How Practice Groups Create Successful Collaborators
  • 2014
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Building A Volcano - An Explosive Exercise in Organizational Conflict
  • 2014
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
  • Collaborative Practice and LGBT Relationships
  • 2014
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida
  • Gaining Collaborative Experience While Giving Back Through Pro Bono Work
  • 2014
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Florida chapter)
  • Recognizing and Managing the Challenging Client
  • 2014
  • 12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation Divorce
  • The Future of Divorce is Now in Sarasota and Manatee Counties
  • 2014
  • Tampa Bay Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Collaborative Family Law: A Healthier Alternative for Tampa Bay's Families
  • 2013
  • Stephen Ministry
  • Collaborative Divorce: Keeping the Focus on Children, Grandchildren, and the Community
  • 2013
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Practice Training
  • Hillsborough County's Collaborative Family Practice Administrative Order
  • 2013
  • Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay
  • Ask A Lawyer: Collaborative Family Law
  • 2013
  • First United Methodist Church Counselors
  • Collaborative Divorce: Offering A Healthier Alternative To Children and Grandchildren
  • 2013
  • Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay
  • Collaborative Divorce: Educating First Responders
  • 2013
  • Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program Networking and Educational Event
  • My Experience with Bay Area Legal Services
  • 2013
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section Judicial Luncheon
  • On the Cutting Edge - Collaborative Divorce
  • 2012
  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Supportive Relationships and the Modification/Termination of Alimony
  • 2012
  • Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay
  • The Essentials of Marketing Collaborative Family Law
  • 2012
  • Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court Membership Meeting
  • Statutory Update on Spousal Support - What's The Deal With Lump Sum Alimony?
  • 2011
  • Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court Membership Meeting
  • The Newly Pled Game - Setting Aside Prenuptial, Postnuptial, and Marital Settlement Agreements
  • 2011
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Adam
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is gifted with high intelligence and reasoning skills. These attributes help him serve his clients well. He is one of the most ethical attorneys i have ever known. Adam is also recognized as a leader in the community in collaborative divorce. He takes nothing more seriously than his role as advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a wonderful attorney. He is prudent about protecting his clients' rights and wellbeing, and also very caring about his clients who are generally going through a very tough time in their lives. I have referred family members and close friends to him for services, and all have been extremely satisfied with his services and his fees. Adam is also very active in developing collaborative divorce in this area and has taken a leadership role in that effort."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam has superb negotiation skills and in depth knowledge of the law, which results in efficient and effective representation for his clients. I have great professional respect for Adam. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Cordover is a very knowledgeable and intelligent attorney who is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients. He is well respected in the legal community and upholds high ethical standards in his profession."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Cordover is an extremely talented attorney. I met Adam approximately two years ago and he continues to impress me with his creative analytical skills and his ability to deal with high stress situations in a calm and professional manner. I highly recommend Adam Cordover."
View more endorsements