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.…

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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.…

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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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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!