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How Does the Length of My Marriage Affect My Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, each state has its own set of rules and laws that govern the process.  In Florida, the length of your marriage is an important factor that is considered under our divorce law. The duration of your marriage is certainly not the only important factor to consider in divorce, but it…

Should I Google My Divorce Attorney?

Google is a very helpful tool for all of us, and it’s free. As we have all learned in life, lawyers and doctors and accountants and other professionals are not created equal.  There are good ones and there are bad ones. Google Reviews: Google reviews tell you and I what past clients have to say…

Divorce Court Is Not Good For Your Business

The 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…

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 Talk To My Children About Divorce?

Open and honest communication is crucial when the time comes to talk to your children about divorce, and what it will mean for your family. This conversation requires sensitivity, empathy, and a focus on their well-being. First, choose an appropriate time and setting that you, your spouse and your children will all be as comfortable…

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce Puts YOU in Control

The goal or intended outcome in a litigated divorce is not always clear.  In some bad examples, a litigated divorce is a long drawn out court battle that leads to nowhere.  A judge will render a final judgment after a contested trial that may not make either spouse feel like they “won”. In contrast to…

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Is Collaborative Divorce the Right Choice For My Situation?

So you’ve heard of collaborative divorce…but how do you know it’s right for your situation? Answers these questions by Chad Layton to find out!

Divorce Experience

Experience Matters in Divorce

Uou have important questions that should be answered by an experienced divorce attorney before you file for divorce, and an experienced lawyer can help.

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How To Avoid A Nasty Divorce

War of the Roses is not your goal here.  Movies and cocktail parties love the nasty divorce story.  Each spouse spares no expense to inflict as much harm as possible on the other spouse.  Whomever is left standing wins the final battle. Luckily, this is not the real world.  Responsible and reasonable adults get divorced…

Virtual Divorce Works in Palm Beach County

Divorce Continues in Palm Beach County – Via Zoom

Don’t let your process get hung up by lawyers who want to delay your divorce! Virtual divorce works in Palm Beach County.  The novel coronavirus has changed how we help clients navigate and resolve their divorce cases in Palm Beach County.  Virtual court hearings and virtual mediation conferences are the new normal. The Judges, Clerk…