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What Are Durable Divorce Solutions?

Merriam-Webster defines durable as follows, able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration in quality or value. The longevity or durability of the solution that you are searching for is not always your first priority when you are in the throes of a divorce.   This is understandable.  Divorce brings with it many…

P.E.A.C.E.

P.E.A.C.E. is an acronym that we use to help families through the legal process of divorce every day.   This acronym helps us to stay on track, and to address each issue in your divorce process in a structured and well-defined manner.   P.E.A.C.E. stands for: P. – Parenting Plan E. – Equitable Distribution of…

Slow Down and Listen

 The appointment was over before I had a chance to ask the dermatologist anything.  He came into the examination room, grabbed a bottle of liquid nitrogen and zapped a couple of spots on my shoulder.  He was gone. The doctor rushed out of the room and instructed the nurse to take a look at the…

What Is A Marital Asset?

Florida law defines a marital asset to be: An asset that is acquired during your marriage: individually by you OR your spouse; or an asset that is acquired jointly by you and your spouse.  See Florida Statute 61.075, Equitable Distribution.  In my experience, asking about the classification of an asset is really asking, “What should…

How Does Collaborative Divorce Keep Our Finances Private?

Financial privacy is a factor that is often overlooked when you are considering a divorce process option.  However, safeguarding your financial information and keeping your financial life private during and after your divorce is a major benefit to the Collaborative Divorce Process.    Courtroom battles will often times expose your personal and business  financial lives…

How Should I Communicate With Our Children About Divorce?

Parenting through a divorce is a challenging time that requires you to be honest with yourself, and to put in the extra work to help your children work through the major changes in their family structure. Here are some tips and helpful questions to ask if you are a parent that is working to help…

How Do I Put My Children’s Interest First In Divorce?

Divorce for parents is different, and it’s harder.  You ask yourself, what impact will separation and divorce have on our children?  Is there a scenario where divorce could be healthier for me and our children?  What can I do before, during and after the divorce to help our children adjust and thrive through this difficult…

Collaborative Divorce: What Happens When We Don’t Agree?

Overcoming Disagreements In Collaborative Divorce One of the most remarkable aspects of the collaborative divorce process is its ability to address and overcome even the most challenging disagreements.  Here’s how collaborative divorce facilitates resolution in the face of adversity: 1. Respectful Communication & Knowledge: Open, respectful communication is the cornerstone of collaborative divorce. By fostering…

What Do Spouses Ask For Most In Collaborative Divorce?

One of the cornerstones of collaborative divorce is defining goals and interests that will help you and your family transition to the next phase in life peacefully and respectfully.  Below, I have outlined a list of the 5 most common goals and interests that we help families to define and accomplish in their collaborative divorce…

How Does Child Support Work In Collaborative Divorce?

Child Support in Collaborative Divorce: Key Considerations In collaborative divorce in Florida, establishing child support is an important step that carries with it many other considerations for your children and for your family.  Here are some key points to understand: 1. Determining Child Support: In Florida, child support is primarily calculated based on the state’s…