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Alternative Options for Divorce

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Helping People Through Divorce

Are you struggling to face the reality of your situation? Do you feel alone and unsure of how to manage things? Or are you ready to move forward but want to make sure your children or your relationships are protected through this process? We are here to provide you the support you need to get through this time.

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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― William Faulkner

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
~ Martin Luther King

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Collaborative Divorce

Choosing a collaborative divorce in Florida is a thoughtful and constructive approach to ending a marriage. Our collaborative divorce services are designed to provide you with a respectful and cooperative process, emphasizing open communication and mutual agreement. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you understand the benefits and intricacies of collaborative divorce in Florida.

Collaborative Divorce: A Respectful Alternative

Collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute resolution process that encourages spouses to work together to reach a mutually acceptable agreement without going to court. It promotes a respectful and cooperative environment, focusing on open communication, transparency, and shared decision-making.

Key Features of Collaborative Divorce in Florida 

  1. Voluntary Participation: Both spouses must voluntarily agree to participate in the collaborative divorce process. This commitment fosters a cooperative mindset and a shared goal of reaching a fair resolution.
  1. Team Approach: Collaborative divorce involves a team of professionals, including attorneys, financial experts, and mental health professionals. This interdisciplinary approach ensures that all aspects of the divorce, including legal, financial, and emotional considerations, are addressed.
  1. Open Communication: A central tenet of collaborative divorce is open and honest communication. Spouses commit to transparently sharing information, concerns, and goals, fostering an atmosphere of trust and cooperation.
  1. Focus on Interests: Instead of positions, the collaborative process encourages spouses to focus on their underlying interests and needs. This shift in perspective often leads to more creative and mutually beneficial solutions.
  1. Client Centered: Unlike the experience of litigation and in most instances mediation, attorneys are client-centered and recognize that clients are the experts in their lives.  While education and providing comprehensive information including cost/benefit analysis of pursuing interests, attorneys leave decision-making in the hands of clients.
  1. Level Playing Field: The Participation Agreement includes a disqualification clause resulting in the full investment of all Collaborative Professionals in resolving all aspects of a clients divorce within the Collaborative Process.  This affords clients the greatest control over the efforts and approach of each professional, which sets it apart from any other legal process available to clients in Florida.
 

Benefits of Collaborative Divorce in Florida 

  1. Control and Empowerment: Collaborative divorce allows spouses to have more control over the outcome of their divorce. You actively participate in the decision-making process, empowering you to shape the terms of your settlement.
  1. Privacy: The collaborative process is confidential and occurs outside of the courtroom. This provides a level of privacy that traditional divorce proceedings may not offer.
  1. Cost-Effective: In many cases, collaborative divorce can be more cost-effective than traditional litigation. By working together efficiently, spouses can often reach an agreement more swiftly, and with less use of professional involvement, reducing legal fees and court costs.
  1. Preserving Relationships: Particularly important for couples with children, collaborative divorce aims to preserve amicable relationships. By fostering cooperation, it sets a positive tone for co-parenting and future interactions.
  1. Customized Solutions: The collaborative process allows for more flexibility in crafting solutions that meet the unique needs and priorities of your family. This can result in more creative and personalized agreements.
 

Initiating Collaborative Divorce with Us 

Taking the first step towards a collaborative divorce in Florida is a decision towards a more positive and respectful separation. Our experienced collaborative divorce professionals are here to guide you through the process, ensuring that your interests are heard and respected. 

Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about how collaborative divorce can provide a more constructive path toward the next chapter of your life. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re committed to supporting you through this transition.

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” - Charles Darwin

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Collaborative Facilitator

As an  Accredited Collaborative Neutral Facilitator with a background in mental health, I bring a specific set of skills to the collaborative process that helps to manage conflict, improve communication, and facilitate the identification of differing perspectives and interests to be known, understood, and included in the decision making process of the spouses.  Within the framework of family disagreements the interests of the children become the priority.  

My role is to facilitate the communication of the process, of the professionals, of the team meetings, help maintain the structure and efficiency of the team meetings and support the clients in resolving conflict as they arise.

The benefits of having a neutral facilitator in the Collaborative process include:

  • Facilitating communication in a way that creates an environment of safety which enables better decision making and a potential for the spouses to communicate more effectively after the process is over.
  • The ability to identify, and manage conflict when it arises.
  • Ensuring a balanced process that prevents attorneys or spouses from taking over and therefore maintaining a sense of mutual respect.
  • Enhancing the efficiency of the divorce process by:
  • Developing agendas for every meeting.
  •  Helping the team to stay on time and on track within the team meetings and outside the meetings.
  •  Taking over tasks of communication and coordination, which allows the professionals to focus their time and efforts on their speciality.

 

If you have questions about the Collaborative process and want to know more about how this divorce process can help you navigate your divorce, call me!  I will be happy to explain this process further, and how I or other professionals can help you.

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SERVICES

Family Mediation

Are you concerned about the potential financial hardship that hiring an attorney may cause?

Do you need to create a plan for your children and how they will share time between you and your ex-spouse?

Are there divorce matters that you need to discuss with your spouse but you cannot find effective ways to do it?

I am here to help.

Family law matters are not void of emotional challenges and consequences. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, an Accredited Collaborative Facilitator, and Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, I bring a unique skill set to the mediation process. I am keenly focused on reading emotional cues and de-escalating conflict that can hinder communication and the resolution of client’s family matters.

Because of my experience and training I am able to facilitate effective solution-focused communication between clients in a group dynamic and am focused on assisting clients in finding mutually acceptable resolutions to their often conflicting interests.

For some people having a mediator is sufficient to resolve their marital/family disputes, while for others the value of utilizing allied professionals to provide relevant and expert information on the various issues that come up in a divorce process using a Collaborative approach enhances the efficiency and durability of their divorce process and may be more appropriate.

I am happy to offer or discuss the benefits of these options with you and to incorporate outside experts in your process along the way.

My approach is:

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SERVICES

Groups

Experience a safe and supportive environment to understand your feelings better, realize you are not alone in your experience of transition, find helpful strategies to manage and express your emotions, build resilience, and find more effective ways to manage your relationships (with parents, kids, co-parents, ex-spouses). We offer virtual support groups for the following:

  • Coffee Talk: Finding Your Happily Even After. A Virtual Divorce Support Group Women
  • Men Unite, A Thriving Men Virtual Divorce Support Group For Men
  • Family Is Forever: A Divorce Support Group For Kids


Register or schedule a phone consult today! 954-477-7455 

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SECOND SATURDAY BROWARD: A DIVORCE WORKSHOP

Often people remark at the END of our workshop, “I wish I came here sooner.”

Consider this workshop the most valuable investment you might make in your divorce process. As a co-presenter at a divorce workshop called, “Second Saturday Broward,” you will learn about all the legal, emotional and financial information you will need to know when considering or entering a divorce process.

Workshops take place on the second Saturday of every month.

Go to the website to register online to attend.

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