[nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-1″] is proud to announce that attorneys Theodore J. Rechel and Lisa Smith Bedwell have been admitted into the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa.

Collaborative Practice affords willing participants the opportunity to solve their divorce out of court, using shared resources such as mental health professionals (for assistance in formulating a parenting plan) and forensic accountants (to assist in equitable distribution, child support, and alimony matters).

Each spouse comes to the process with his or her own counsel, and the attorneys and professionals work together with the parties to fashion a solution that keeps the details in the spouses’ own hands, and out of the judge’s.

Collaborative divorce is transparent and cooperative process that attempts to keep dissolution as amicable – and private – as possible.

If you are interested in collaborative divorce as an option and would like to hear more, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with either Mr. Rechel or Ms. Bedwell.



Rechel & Associates is taking the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak seriously. Our staff and our clients’ health are important to us. As such, we are offering phone and video conference appointments and consultations for the convenience and safety of all.

We have increased our cleaning and sanitizing procedures and will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and make modifications as needed to protect our clients and staff.