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Your Divorce Lawyer Shouldn’t Do Better When You Do Worse

Lately, I have noticed the commercial for financial advisors that promotes, “we do better when you do better”. The message in this commercial is clear and it makes sense. The financial advisor is working together with you towards a common goal, to help you make money. They benefit when they help you to accomplish your…

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Collaborative Divorce – Transparency Works

Unfortunately, our experience with divorce very likely includes one spouse filing a lawsuit and serving the other spouse with a summons and legal complaint. The litigation and the divorce is then underway. Both spouses then lawyer up and prepare to battle in Court over their divorce. This litigated approach to divorce keeps many divorce attorneys…

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Benefits of Mindfulness

Many of us do our best to take a few moments out of the day to slow down and quiet the tasks and stress that come with our jobs and profession. For me, I do my best to take ten minutes during the lunch hour to take a walk without any devices and clear my…

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Healthy Marriage Advice

Recently, I have become more involved in the All Pro Dad program at my daughters’ school. The program is based out of Tampa and helps parents of school age children learn more about supporting their partner and their children. I came across one of their articles this week about marriage and 5 healthy habits to improve your…

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LET’S CHANGE THE WAY WE GET DIVORCED

The status quo in divorce is broken. What is the status quo in divorce?  Litigation.  Each spouse hires their own divorce litigator and the attorney’s file a lawsuit.  The battle lines are drawn, and each side takes their positions.  Legal attacks and court hearings ensue.  Emotional and financial damage is inflicted upon the family.  A…

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Prioritize Peace Over Winning

We all have options in how we choose to resolve conflict.  Do we focus on being right?  Do we focus on winning? Do we focus on peaceful alternatives? Collaborative Divorce In collaborative divorce, we place a high value on peace.  We choose to focus on peace because we know that families going through a divorce…

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What is a Mindful Divorce?

In March of 2019, I left the law firm where I started my career and had practiced family law for 11 years and I opened a new firm, Mindful Divorce, P.A. The question for me and all of our team members was, what is a mindful divorce?  We used this question to develop our unique…

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Collaborative Divorce: The Benefits of the Mental Health Professional

A collaboratively trained mental health professional provides a multitude of benefits to the entire family in the divorce process. A neutral mental health professional is part of the team that helps us to work through and resolve the issues in your divorce rather than battle in court. The mental health neutral does not take sides.…

3 Types of Divorce Attorneys

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.…

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Collaborative Divorce – A Better Option for the Family

It is no secret that parents going through a high conflict divorce are extremely weary of the effects it may have on their children.   Going through a divorce is already stressful, adding to that the anxiety of what a Judge may decide is best for the children can make things even worse for the…