Sarah E. Kay, Esq., BCS is a member of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a highly selective non-profit association of independent attorneys, neutral financials, and neutral facilitators who specialize in and commit to collaborative divorce.
Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to an adversarial divorce within the court system. Each party in a Collaborative Divorce has a collaboratively trained attorney who counsels them. The parties, with assistance from their counsel, will carefully select and jointly hire a neutral financial professional and a neutral facilitator who will provide both of them with uniquely-tailored information and support during the process. The team of parties, attorneys, and joint neutrals will work together to identify goals, gather relevant information and documents, brainstorm solutions, the negotiate, draft, and implement a Collaborative Settlement Agreement. The professionals involved in a Collaborative Divorce are focused on problem-solving, not adversarial advocacy.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers on the Collaborative Divorce Process, check out THIS WEBSITE.
Sarah represented me through a very lengthy and contested divorce. She had exceptional response times, attention to detail, and organization through the entire process, as well as a wealth of contacts through the greater Tampa bay area that made my divorce proceedings as smooth as possible. Highly professional, efficient, and recommended. Sarah provides not only excellent representation, but takes the time to clearly explain each step to facilitate the best possible outcome.Former Client, S
Going through a divorce is every cliché and then some that you can imagine. It hits you mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. You need someone that you can FULLY trust. Sarah Kay is just that person. She will help you navigate the troubled times so that you can move forward and begin your life anew.Former Client, R
Sarah Kay was my attorney through a very hard and trying time in my life. She navigated me through the legal process with resolute compassion, provided me sound legal advice, and treated me like I was a family member. Moreover, she listened to me. I will always value the hard work, dedication, and professionalism. I was more than a footnote, I was her client.Former Client, B
Sarah Kay was my attorney on my child custody case. Sarah was willing to listen and was very patient while hearing my case. She was thoughtful and considerate of my feelings and emotions. She have great advice, was thorough and faithful in her support of me throughout the proceedings. I am very grateful for Sarah helping in my endeavor to bring my daughter home to her family.Former Client, J
Working with Sarah Kay was a really great experience. From our initial meeting, she quickly put me at ease by outlining where I was and providing me with options for getting to where I wanted to be. She was very knowledgeable about the overall divorce process and current statutes. Sarah remained accessible from the initial consult all the way through final judgement, providing practical answers to whatever questions came up. She was genuinely concerned about the case and reassured me numerous times that things were going to be fine. It was great having an experienced and compassionate lawyer in my corner, who turned a really stressful time into a much more manageable one. I highly recommend her to anyone needing legal assistance in the area of family law, and would not hesitate to work with her again.Former Client, D