FOUR WAYS A FACILITATOR CAN ASSIST IN YOUR COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

 

The collaborative divorce facilitator (CDF) is a neutral professional who is often utilized as a collaborative divorce team leader and communication specialist within the collaborative divorce process.  A facilitator generally has been educated and is licensed in the areas of marriage and family counseling, mental health therapy, social work, psychology, or psychiatry.  However, a CDF does not engage in therapy during the collaborative divorce process.  Instead he or she will usually take on the following roles.

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Four Ways to Protect your Privacy During your divorce

  A divorce can create havoc on a family regarding its finances, it can also exact an emotional and psychological toll upon its members.  Nonetheless, 90 to 95 percent of all divorce cases settle.  After legal costs, privacy concerns are probably one of the biggest reasons why divorcing couples settle.  No one wants their financial history laid out, or their dirty laundry aired out for public consideration.  However, because a divorce proceeding is a public proceeding all information within, you’re a divorce court file is available to the public.  It is rather inexpensive to obtain copies of court filings from the courthouse and in some states, they are even available to be downloaded online.  The following are some tips regarding protecting your privacy during a divorce:

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FOUR THINGS THAT MOST DIVORCE ATTORNEYS DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW

You finally made the difficult decision that the marriage is over and you need to proceed with a divorce.  However, you feel some trepidation by proceeding forward.  Understandably, there are stories of divorce cases that have bankrupt families, have lasted for years and years in court with high levels of animosity frequently appear in the news. I’m sure you are asking yourself, “Is our divorce going to end up that?”. 

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How to Select the Best Collaborative Divorce Attorney

You commence your search for an experienced collaborative law attorney like you do any professional. You check with your friends and your professional acquaintances and try to find personal referrals. Remember that the facts of their case, their personalities, the size of their marital estate, and their personalities often factor significantly into the results that they have received and these factors will not be the factors in your case. Nevertheless, you want to ask friends, acquaintances, or professionals for recommendations.

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July 2017 Is Collaborative Divorce Month in Florida

As of July 31, 2017, Florida's collaborative law statute and collaborative law rules of procedure and ethics will be official.

Collaborative divorce is a process in which each party has their own specially trained collaborative attorney. The parties and their attorneys meet jointly and negotiate the resolution of issues in a divorce case with the assistance of a neutral financial professional and the assistance of a mental health facilitator (who is usually a mental health professional). Advantages of collaborative divorce are: 

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5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

Today there is more than one way to get divorced and many couples are moving away from traditional litigation oriented divorce towards a new alternative that keeps them out of a courtroom and still on speaking terms with one other. Learn more about this method, known as collaborative divorce, and ascertain if it might be a good fit for you.

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4 Reasons Why a Collaborative Divorce Is Best Option

You and your spouse have worked hard. Through your marital efforts both of you have gained prestige, expertise in your fields, credibility, and acquired high respects both in your profession and your community, and you have acquired assets for which you are both proud. And then there are your children, probably the achievements about which both of you have the most pride. 

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Four Reasons to Consider Collaborative Divorce If You’re Over 50​

Divorces are never easy. Divorcing after 50 can certainly complicate an already difficult process. Couples who are older in age and who have been married for a long period of time accumulate more marital assets and liabilities and higher incomes. This does not mean, however, that the process can’t be cooperative. Let’s look at a few reasons why Collaborative Divorce benefits older couples.

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​Collaborative Divorce and Holiday Timesharing (Visitation) ​

Going through any type of divorce is traumatic. But going through a divorce with children is even more exponentially nerve racking and carries with it its own set of issues. Major issues in parenting during and after a divorce, occur around decision-making and timesharing (visitation) or contacts scheduled with your children. Among the timesharing issues are holidays.

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How Does Collaborative Divorce Work in Florida?

These days, more and more couples are exploring alternatives to traditional divorce. One of those alternatives, growing in popularity, is Collaborative Divorce. Thanks to its unique approach of handling disputes and conflicts, this option speaks to many couples looking to end their marriage in a non-adversarial way. What is it and how does it work in Florida? Read on to find out. 

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