Chad Layton collaborative divorce attorney

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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Divorce Budget – What Is That?

The process of divorce can be daunting. Many spouses that I meet with for the first time have concerns over how the process of divorce works. Where do we start? Where do we end? How much does it cost? How long will it take? Can we do this without a legal battle? They have worked…

Chad Layton Collaborative Divorce Attorney

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…

Chad Layton Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Collaborative Divorce – A Better Way

Peaceful. Private. Respectful. These are the hallmarks of the collaborative divorce process. The collaborative divorce process helps us do things differently than other family law firms. We don’t file a lawsuit against the other spouse. We don’t wait on court dates. We don’t charge hourly fees. We don’t wait 12 months to complete a divorce.…

Chad Layton Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Prenuptial Agreements – Ounce of Prevention

It is no secret that the average marriage age has been steadily rising. The most recent report indicates that the average couple got married at age 29. While some people wait until later in life to get married, many others enter into a second marriage after age 50. Protect Assets & Estates We have helped…

Chad Layton Collaborative Divorce Attorney

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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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…

Chad Layton collaborative divorce attorney

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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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.…