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We receive donations from donors throughout the country and internationally who want to see an innovative alternative to centralized government programs and ineffective family courts for helping distressed families. We presently serve Florida-based families from Tampa, Florida, and plan to expand into other communities nationwide.
Yes. We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; Tax ID: 84-2713978. We follow IRS Publication 526 for all charitable contributions.
Florida Families, Inc. is a non-profit that does not charge for our program services. However, we do accept donations to cover our costs and provide funding for our services. Certified mediators, collaborative attorneys, licensed mental health professionals, and other experts typically charge for their services. Such fees are reduced on a sliding scale for lower-income families.
No matter what approach you choose - do-it-yourself, mediation, collaborative divorce, or traditional litigation - the cost will depend on many variables. For example, cooperative divorce builds significant efficiencies into the transparent resolution process, which requires full disclosure. Parents avoid fee-intensive litigation and expensive opposition research. Also, the collaborative resolution process encourages parents to focus on their family's best interests and consider marriage rehabilitation.
If you do not reach a settlement, Florida Families and our collaborative attorneys withdraw, and parents may retain litigation lawyers separately. Our collaborative attorneys are contractually barred from bringing a contested case in front of a judge, which permits open discussion about potential settlement options rather than fighting endlessly in family court.