The Benefits of Mindfulness In Collaborative Divorce

Mindfulness is defined as a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.


Three Key Characteristics of Mindfulness Are:


  • Intention to cultivate awareness


  • Attention to what is occurring in the present moment (observing thoughts, feelings, sensations as they arise)


  • Attitude that is non-judgmental



Divorce is undoubtedly a difficult time in anyone’s life.  This is true not only for the spouses that are facing a divorce but also for their family.


Mindfulness in Divorce:


Setting the intention at the outset to handle your divorce in a responsible and respectful manner puts the entire family in a better position to trust that you will get through this process as an intact family.


Continuing the mindful approach to divorce can include a more balanced and objective response to each step in the process and avoiding reactive and emotional grievances.


The tools and lessons from the Mindfulness practice may be needed more during divorce than at any other time in life.  Divorce can be overwhelming at the start of the process – it may seem that your finances, your assets, your children and your peace of mind are all in limbo.


Mindfulness can play a major role to help you and your spouse place attention on what is occurring in the present moment and how we can best address these issues.  This helps to avoid the pitfalls of placing blame and digging up the past to try and find ways to get back at the other spouse.


Mindfulness can help guide you away from negative thoughts and to instead focus on potential solutions that help the entire family to move forward in life.


Mindfulness will often help you to resolve disputes in a constructive manner with custom solutions instead of fighting endlessly in court to prove that you are right.


The Collaborative Divorce Process:


Once you have decided that you do not want a divorce that attacks your spouse and that involves courtroom battles, you may find that the collaborative divorce process is the best option for you and your family.


Collaborative Divorce empowers you to work with professionals outside of court to help you create options and solutions to resolve the issues in your divorce.  The Collaborative Divorce Process prioritizes respect, privacy and time.



Fixed Fees:


Another benefit of the Collaborative Divorce Process, is the fixed fee attorney option.  Our law firm provides clients with a fixed fee schedule to handle your collaborative divorce.  Our fee schedule is also posted on our website for you to review at any time:


Separate fees are charged by the other members of the professional team, mental health professional and financial neutral, in the Collaborative Divorce Process.


How Do You Get Started?

If you would like to schedule a collaborative divorce consultation, you can book your appointment by clicking on the scheduling link below or by calling in to our office:

Phone: (561) 537-8227



Client Reviews/Reputation:


Our law firm treats clients differently.  We are here to help you resolve your divorce.  We are not here to litigate your divorce and to tear your family apart.  We work hard to help you avoid the emotional and financial cost of a drawn out and contested divorce.


We are proud of our reputation.  We value the google reviews that have been provided by our satisfied clients.


We encourage you to check out our google reviews to see what our clients say about us before you schedule your initial consultation.  The divorce attorney that you hire to help you with your divorce will play a key role in how your divorce is resolved.


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By: Mindful Divorce P.A. [i]


[i] Chadwick M. Layton is a collaborative divorce attorney at Mindful Divorce, P.A. in Palm Beach County, FL.  Mr. Layton is also a member of the Palm Beach Association of Collaborative Professionals, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 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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