Collaborative Divorce: Good or Easy Advice – you can only pick one.

When you need advice, the best person to speak with is generally a qualified professional.  If the air conditioner at your home is not cooling properly, you call an air conditioning company.  They fix air conditioners every day.  They schedule an appointment with you and they fix the problem.

This is the logical solution to your problem.  We generally find the person that is the most qualified to fix important problems that we face.

Except, in some cases, we don’t seek out the best person to advise us and fix our problem.  Instead, we ask for help from someone that we are comfortable with and that won’t judge us or make us feel embarrassed.  Particularly, with something as personal as divorce, we will often ask for advice from someone that is not qualified to help us but they do have our trust.

This happens for many reasons.  It’s not easy to ask questions about divorce.  It’s not easy to ask what you should expect if you go through a divorce.  It’s not easy to ask how the process of divorce starts and ends and how long it should take.  It can be overwhelming to ask even to yourself, what will life look like after my divorce.  What type of financial settlement will I get from my divorce? How will  our assets be fairly divided?  Who will keep the house?  Will I owe or receive alimony?

Divorce is not an easy problem to fix.  Asking the most qualified person you can find to help you in divorce will give you the peace of mind that you have advice you can rely upon.  The divorce will move much faster.  Mistakes will be avoided.  Your results will be much better.

Working with each client to achieve a low conflict divorce allows our firm to provide clients with a fixed fee divorce option.  Our fixed fees are published on our website at:  under fixed pricing.

If you or a friend has questions about divorce, do not hesitate to call us to schedule an initial divorce consultation.

About the Author

Chadwick Layton, Esq. Collaborative Divorce AttorneyChad M. Layton is a marital law and divorce attorney at Mindful Divorce, P.A. in Palm Beach County, FL.  Mr. Layton is also a member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, the Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach Flagler Rotary Club.

Mindful Divorce P.A.
205 Worth Ave. Suite 303
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone (561) 537-8227
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