Chad Layton Collaborative Divorce Attorney

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…

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.…

Chad Layton Collaborative Divorce Attorney

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…

Collaborative Divorce

Divorce: To Litigate or Collaborate

A collaborative divorce lawyer is trained and qualified to provide you with a very different service than a divorce litigator. A divorce litigator is hired to “win” your divorce.  The astute litigator will file your divorce lawsuit immediately to beat your spouse to the first punch.  Next, the litigator will promptly fire off subpoenas and…

Mindful Divorce

The Benefits of Mindfulness In Collaborative Divorce

Mindfulness is defined as a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.   Three Key Characteristics of Mindfulness Are:   Intention to cultivate awareness   Attention to what is occurring in the present moment (observing thoughts, feelings, sensations as they arise)   Attitude that is non-judgmental     Divorce is undoubtedly…

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…

Childen in a divorce

Collaborative Divorce Puts the Children First

The values that you and your spouse have instilled in your children must be considered and followed during the divorce process. Here’s how!