Sheldon E. Finman, P.A.
Call 239-215-4952 To Talk To A Lawyer Today.

Collaborative law can ease divorce process for all parties

The decision to end a marriage is usually only made after serious consideration. The process to obtain that divorce is often an emotionally and financially draining experience for the entire family. Florida residents who have decided that a divorce is the best choice for their current circumstances may seek more information on how a collaborative law approach could ease the process.

Collaborative law can offer a path to better co-parenting

Many people seek a collaborative divorce in an effort to reduce the time, expense and stress associated with ending a marriage. Collaborative law has another benefit to Florida spouses who share children. The process of negotiating the terms of a divorce through collaboration offers a training ground for spouses who will transition into co-parenting roles.

Tips for moving through the collaborative law process

For many Florida spouses, the idea of a collaborative divorce is appealing. Some spouses wish to limit their legal fees, while others are hoping to foster a sense of collaboration that will extend into the co-parenting relationship. Regardless of one's reason for attempting a collaborative law approach, it's important to go into that process fully prepared. The following tips can help Florida spouses make the most of collaboration.

Collaborative law can be a great fit for Florida families

Many Florida couples are looking for a non-traditional path to ending their marriage. Long gone are the days when divorce followed a very narrow path. Today's couples have many choices when it comes to processing the end of a marriage, including collaborative law. This approach harnesses the best intentions of both parties toward seeking a mutually beneficial settlement.

Florida's Collaborative Law Process Act could change divorce

Spouses who want to end their marriage in Florida will now find that the state is taking a new approach to the legal aspects of divorce. With the passage of the Collaborative Law Process Act, spouses will now be required to go through a collaborative process in the early stages of a divorce, rather than taking the matter directly to court. That could change the way that divorce is perceived in the state, and could have a ripple effect on other states considering similar legislation.

More research that supports the benefits of collaborative law

Few Florida residents relish the thought of a highly contentious or bitter divorce. That is especially true for parents, who must also consider the effect that a nasty divorce might have on their shared children. Researchers have looked at the impact that divorce can have on children, and have concluded that it is not the divorce itself that causes hardship for kids, but the manner in which the parents handle the divorce. That is yet another reason why parents should consider a collaborative law approach as they prepare to part ways.

Teamwork tips for divorce

When you and your spouse prepare to end your marriage, it may seem natural to view divorce as a practical and symbolic end to the team you have been. However, throughout the legal process, you are still a team with the same objectives, and if you can maintain this outlook, both of you may benefit substantially.

Parenting coordinators can play a role in collaborative law

For many Florida parents, moving through the details of a divorce does not have to resemble a battle. Plenty of couples prefer to take a collaborative law approach, which allows them the opportunity to work through their divorce outside of a courtroom. For those who share children, a parenting coordinator can assist in working through various child custody options and can be a valuable addition to one's divorce team.

Collaborative law can help parents with timing issues

The process of bringing a marriage to a close requires a great of individual decisions. For Florida spouses who share children, this process is even more complicated. Most parents strive to make divorce decisions that are in the best interests of their children, but reaching that shared goal can be something of a challenge. Collaborative law offers a means through which both sides can work together to maintain stability for their kids.

Could collaborative law result in less divorce paperwork?

Many Florida residents are unsure what to do with their divorce paperwork once the process is complete. For many, the files and folders associated with a divorce are overwhelming. It is not uncommon for couples to amass literally hundreds of pages of documents and legal correspondence. Hanging on to those documents can feel like a burden, both literally and figuratively. For those in Florida who use a collaborative law approach, the end result could be far less paperwork to handle, both during the divorce and afterward.

Schedule A Consultation

Learn more about our problem-solving based approach to divorce. Call 239-215-4952 to talk to an attorney.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Fort Myers Family Law

Sheldon E. Finman, P.A.
2134 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Toll Free: 877-214-3207
Phone: 239-332-4543
Fax: 239-334-7828
Map & Directions

mapView Map & Directions