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…

Divorce Peacefully

Help Families Divorce Peacefully

Spouses and children that are facing the possibility of divorce almost never benefit from the dysfunctional and hostile process that is the “traditional” divorce in Palm Beach County. The “traditional” divorce will include process servers, court reporters, subpoenas, depositions and contested court hearings. None of these steps will help the family to resolve their divorce…

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…

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A Divorce in 3 Months? It’s Possible!

There are two things you want to avoid at all costs in a divorce: expensive hourly lawyers, and delays. They go hand-in-hand. That’s why we have a better solution.

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…

Lessons Learned in Divorce

Collaborative Divorce – Why Time Matters

One of the many benefits of settling your divorce outside of court is time.  The Collaborative Divorce process allows you to settle your divorce and move on with your life in three months without litigation. The truth is that most divorce matters don’t need to go to court.  A responsible alternative to a litigated divorce…

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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!

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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!