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 standing 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. But now you're divorcing and whether you are a sports figure, professional, executive, politician, or otherwise in your community or the spouse of one of these individuals, you may have a greater incentive to keep the details of your life and the details of your family's livelihood out of the public's eye.
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.
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.
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.
Living along the beautiful southeast coast of Florida from Stuart to Boca Raton doesn't shield a divorcing couple from the often painful proceedings involved in a litigated divorce. Lawyers are hired to get all they can for their client. The nature of the emotions involved, the public way the courts are handled, the methods attorneys use to achieve their results along with the time, energy and expense it takes to settle a case frequently creates a toxic environment that creeps into the home like a gloomy fog. It sounds like a "lose, lose" situation.
Collaborative divorce is a less expensive, less adversarial, more confidential and a quicker way for parties to successfully dissolve their marriage than the traditional litigation model for a divorce. Nevertheless, some misinformed family law attorneys have criticized collaborative divorce as a useful and viable way for parties to end their marriage. Here are four of the most common myths about collaborative divorce and why they are incorrect.
Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial alternative to the expensive adversarial litigation that often occurs in divorce cases and other family law matters. Collaborative divorce may be a fit for you and the circumstances of your case if you're interested in a divorce that:
Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law on March 24, 2016, the Collaborative Divorce Act.
On March 24, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed into law Florida's Collaborative Divorce Act.
Collaborative divorce is a less adversarial, less expensive and more private way for individuals to obtain a divorce in the state of Florida. Each party in a divorce that is collaborative retains the services of a specially trained attorney.
There are several advantages to a collaborative divorce when compared to a litigated divorce, including, but not limited to: