Divorce Court Is Not Good For Your Business

mindful divorce court not good for businessThe last thing that you need as a small business owner is to make a legal mess of your divorce.

What is a legal mess?  

You know the answer – court dates, delays, lawyers taking control of your divorce, your financial affairs being combed through with a fine-tooth comb by forensic accountants – two years of your life gone.  I could go on, but I won’t.  

The kicker is that your business will absolutely suffer if your divorce drags through the court.  There is no way that it wouldn’t.  Your energy and your resources that are required to grow and support your business will be occupied elsewhere.  They will be spent fighting a legal battle against your spouse.  

Also, you will very likely be paying not only your legal fees, but also the fees for your spouse’s attorney to fight against you.

Value Added?

Does any of this make sense to you?  Of course not.

Does any of this sound like it will help you to get more out of your divorce?  I expect that it doesn’t.  

This is not the choice that you would make if you were provided with multiple options to handle your divorce process.  This is the legal nightmare that can occur if you and your spouse decide to fight like cats and dogs in court over your divorce.

Goals for Your Divorce.

If you approach your divorce as you would any other business decision, you will seek out helpful information on how to handle your divorce in the most efficient and professional manner possible.

If you are seeking to protect your spouse and your family from unnecessary emotional harm, you will seek out information on how to avoid a high conflict divorce.

What Are Your Divorce Options?

If you have made it this far into the article, you are ahead of the pack.  You are at least considering what your options are to end your marriage.  Many spouses don’t slow down to ask that question.  Many divorce litigators don’t want spouses to ask that question.  They want to throw gasoline on the fire and charge you an exorbitant amount of money to wage a war against your spouse that you don’t need or want.

Unfortunately, many spouses are not provided a fair outline of the different options that you have to end your marriage with peace, privacy and dignity.  

Don’t fall into a legal battle that you never wanted.

Consider your options and make an informed decision.  Your divorce will have major impacts on you and your family and your business for many years.  You have control over what that impact will be.  The decision you make on how to start your divorce is one of the biggest decisions that you will make for your family and for your business.  Choose wisely.

Collaborative Divorce.

Collaborative divorce is a legal process that provides you with an experienced team of divorce settlement specialists.  This team works with you and your spouse to help you create custom solutions that are based upon the unique facts and circumstances of your marriage, and that are fair to everyone involved.

Each member of your team will commit in writing not to fight in court.  In fact, your attorney will be disqualified from fighting in court on your behalf.  This assures that you and your attorney are both on the same page.  Your attorney does not have any incentive to throw fuel on the fire.  If you decide to fight in court, your attorney is fired.  

Other members of your Collaborative team include as separate Collaborative attorney for your spouse, a mental health professional and a financial professional.  These are the people that you need to resolve your divorce with professionalism, peace and privacy

You can expect your Collaborative divorce to be resolved in 4-5 months, instead of two years in Court.  You can expect your Collaborative divorce cost to be one-half of what you would pay if you decided to fight in court.

Most importantly, the final product in Collaborative divorce far exceeds what you will receive in Court.  Instead of sitting back with your eyes glazed over and listening to lawyers and judges decide the most important aspects of your life and your business, you will maintain control over your divorce.  You will attend every settlement meeting.  You will have the decision-making power in these meetings.  You and your spouse will be treated with respect by professionals that are there to help you.  They are not there to fight.


I hope that this information helps you to protect and to support your business and your family.    

If you, or a friend of yours, has questions about Collaborative divorce in Palm Beach County, we are here to help.

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