3 Types of Divorce Attorney’s

March Madness

Each year I enjoy watching some of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. I’m not a big college basketball fan but I appreciate the surprises and cinderella stories that seem to develop each year.

This year, I found myself watching a postgame interview with the coach for the University of North Carolina, Hubert Davis. Coach Davis described to the reporter the mindset that he wanted his players to have throughout the game.

“And I told the guys before the game, I said, there’s three types of people. There’s people that don’t want to fight, there’s people that do want to fight, and there’s people that are looking for a fight. And I said, I want of bunch of guys that are looking for a fight.”

Coach Davis, like many successful coaches, is a well educated and smart individual. He had no intention of instigating or promoting violence. Instead, he was using this analogy to make a point to his team that they must not back down from the challenge of competition.

3 Types of Divorce Attorney’s

The analogy used by Coach Davis made me think about the different types of divorce attorney’s in Palm Beach County.

1. Attorney’s that don’t want to fight – Collaborative divorce attorney’s certainly fall under this category. Collaborative attorney’s have taken extensive training to assist clients to resolve their divorce without resorting to litigation and legal battles.

2. Attorney’s that do want to fight – As we all know, many attorneys fall under this category. Most attorneys are prone to use lawsuits to settle disputes. This is understandable. This is the process that attorneys are trained to use in law school.

3. Attorney’s that are looking for a fight – This is the attorney that creates problems that don’t really exist and then battles in court over the problem that he or she created.


I have come across all 3 of these different types of divorce attorney’s in Palm Beach County. The category that I am most comfortable working in and with is the first, attorney’s that don’t want to fight. The collaborative divorce process allows us to remove the posturing and litigation and to replace it with a proven framework to identify and resolve the legal issues in divorce. The professionals working in the collaborative divorce process, “don’t want to fight”.

I hope that this information is helpful for you, your friends, or your clients. If you or someone that you care about is facing a divorce, I am here to help you navigate the process in a professional and respectful manner.


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

By: Chadwick M. Layton, Esq. 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.


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