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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…

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…

What Is Different About Collaborative Divorce?

I am asked regularly about how Collaborative Divorce works, and what makes it different.   One of the best resources to answer this question is the first letter written about Collaborative Divorce by Stu Webb, the Minnesota family law attorney that is widely recognized as the father of Collaborative Divorce. Stu worked in the legal…

What Are The 5 Best Practices For Parents Contemplating Divorce?

As parents, we think of our children first.  When it comes to divorce, this is especially true.  I am a parent, and I understand what that means.   That is why I treat parents going through divorce differently. I know that I am not only working for you, I am also working for your children.…

What Is The Hardest Part of Divorce?

In my experience, it’s the unknown.  Once you decide that divorce is going to happen, you are faced with some tough questions.   Common Divorce Questions: How do I start the process of divorce?   How do I protect myself financially?   How do I protect my children from the effects of a nasty divorce?…

How Do I Plan For A Collaborative Divorce?

Making the choice not to fight in court is your first step in the right direction. Next, you can choose to work with professionals that are aligned with your goals in divorce.  Collaboratively trained divorce professionals will treat you and your family with peace, dignity and respect.   These professionals have dedicated their time and…

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Who Gets The House In a Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce: Interest Based Negotiation vs. Position Based Negotiation Interests are different from positions.  A position generally has only one possible answer – who will get the house?  Me or my spouse. An interest has a number of possible answers – I want to receive the house in our divorce because: it’s close to our…

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Is Court The Best Place For My Divorce?

No, the courthouse is not the best venue to resolve your divorce. Courts and judges are needed to handle criminal cases, and many other legal conflicts.  However, in my opinion, court is not the best venue to resolve your divorce peacefully and privately. Surgeons Are Like Litigation Attorneys Here is a good analogy: In the…