How can I find out more?

Please call us at 813-848-0096, email us at, or complete our Contact Us form as appears elsewhere on the site.

What if no member of our family lives in Florida?

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 and families moving to Florida, and plan to expand into other communities nationwide.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

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.

Is there a charge for your services?

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, cooperative attorneys, licensed mental health professionals, and other experts typically charge for their services. Such fees may be reduced on a sliding scale for lower-income families.

How much will it cost for cooperative divorce vs. adversarial divorce?

No matter what approach you choose - do-it-yourself, mediation, cooperative 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 prioritize their children and to focus on their family's best interests.

What if we cannot settle?

If you do not reach a settlement, Florida Families and any cooperative attorneys withdraw, and parents may retain litigation lawyers separately. Cooperative 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.