Breaking the cycle of conflict. West Family Law Group in continued education and participated in the Collaborative Family Law Institute Training event for attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals and mediators.

Overview about Collaborative Law. All divorces are comprised of legal, emotional and financial issues. The Collaborative Process offers an alternative, non-litigated, non-adversarial method of handling these issues. It utilizes an interdisciplinary team made of specially trained professionals who meet in a series of “team” meetings to help the couple resolve their issues in a civil and respectful manner. The “team” is made up of two attorneys, one neutral mental health professional and one neutral financial professional who work with the parties in a series of joint meetings.

The parties voluntarily agree not to litigate, obviating the need for depositions, subpoenas and opposing experts. The attorneys advocate for their clients, but they share the common goal of facilitating mutual agreement between the parties.


Mr. West has been recognized by several professional outlets for his exemplary service, including the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. West has also been designated a Lawyer of the Year in the Best Lawyers listings, named one of Orlando’s Best Lawyers several times by Orlando magazine, and is a member of Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite.

Recognized as an innovator when it comes to the combination of family law and technology, Mr. West enjoys sharing his legal knowledge with others and frequently speaks at a variety of legal seminars and conferences.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.