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Why You Need to Consider A Collaborative Divorce Even if You Think You Don’t Need One

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

You might be thinking that a Collaborative Process is not a process that you need for your divorce.  If you and your spouse have agreed to everything concerning your children, the division of assets and liabilities, support, etc., then you probably don’t need the Collaborative Process.  If you haven’t resolved all issues, whether a… Read More »

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Collaborative Divorce and Its Benefits

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

For families in Orlando who are considering divorce but have concerns about the contentious aspects of a traditional divorce process, you should consider collaborative divorce and its many benefits. As you may know, the state of Florida recently enacted a collaborative law process, which is defined under Fla. Stat. § 61.56 as “a process… Read More »

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Why Is My Divorce Taking So Long?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When you are in the early stages of your divorce, it might feel as though the divorce process is taking a long time. Many Florida residents who file for divorce want to get through the process quickly, and they want to have their cases settled. However, there are many different issues to deal with… Read More »

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Using the Collaborative Process to Create Prenuptial Agreement

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Couples do not generally get married anticipating divorce, but this possibility is still present, and could justify the creation of a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements outline which assets a spouse would be entitled to keep or receive, the liabilities each side would agree to assume, and the payment of alimony. While negotiating the terms… Read More »

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The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce for Older Couples

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Divorce is often associated with younger couples having trouble navigating the responsibilities of family and developing careers. Divorce at this stage in life, while painful, is often relatively straightforward, outside of child custody concerns, since the complexity of assets the spouses own collectively is usually limited. On the other side, couples who weathered decades… Read More »

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The Collaborative Process Controls the Costs of Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Divorce brings up a lot of emotional and financial concerns as each spouse figures out how to move on from the marriage. Finances are a particular worry for many couples because, coupled with the necessary adjustments caused by losing income, there is the additional issue of how to pay for the cost of the… Read More »

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Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: Key Differences

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

As divorcing couples become more aware of the alternatives to traditional litigation, some are starting to demand options beyond standard divorce settlement negotiations. Especially if children are involved, spouses want more control over the terms of the outcome, and fewer reasons to generate additional negative emotion or obstacles to communication. People are often aware… Read More »

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Neutralizing Feuds Through a New Approach to Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

The structure of traditional divorce litigation unfailingly puts spouses in fight mode, and often forces them to challenge every demand or request made by the opposing side. As a result, many spouses will emerge from the legal process even more disconnected and set against each other than when they started the divorce. Not only… Read More »

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Creating an Effective Parenting Plan During your Collaborative Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you have chosen to end your marriage through the collaborative divorce process, you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your divorce. Rather than having the court make the decisions , the people making the decisions regarding the issues in your case are you and your spouse with the guidance and… Read More »

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How Can I Convince my Spouse that Collaborative Divorce is the Way to Go?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Your goal should not be to “convince” your spouse to agree to  a collaborative divorce. Do not think of it as a winning vs. losing proposition where you need to persuade your spouse to your way of thinking – this is not the basis of a healthy collaborative divorce. Rather, you should approach this… Read More »

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