December 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When many people think of a Miami divorce, a number of negative images can come to mind, from squabbles over prized possessions to bitter custody disputes. But does it have to be that way?
If your marriage is ending, it is important that you take the right steps so that you can start your new single life on the right foot. Taking the right steps includes assessing whether or not it is necessary to be overly combative in your Miami divorce process. Being strongly adversarial in a divorce can be very stressful and emotionally draining. For some former partners, a Miami collaborative divorce
is a better way to sort out the end of a marriage.
The form of a collaborative divorce
Very few people completely agree on every aspect of a divorce in Florida. But collaborative divorce is more about cooperation than confrontation.
In a collaborative divorce, the parties do not involve the court system until after an agreement has been reached (court approval of the agreed upon settlement makes it legally enforceable). Each party is still represented by an attorney, but these Miami collaborative family law lawyers
typically have special training in mediation and the collaborative process. Other professionals may also be involved, such as a financial advisor to offer input about the monetary terms of the divorce and a Mental Health Professional to provide advice about the parties' emotional issues or issues pertaining to minor children.
A collaborative divorce aims to meet the financial, legal and emotional needs of everyone involved. Areas of conflict are addressed in joint meetings.
Benefits of Miami collaborative divorce
Collaborative divorce in Miami is a relatively new concept, but it can have several advantages over the more traditional adversarial approach to divorce.
For one thing, limited court involvement may mean significant savings for both parties, as drawn-out litigation can be quite expensive. In addition, since the parties are more likely to enter collaborative divorce in a non-combative mindset, it is easier to reach middle ground at the outset, wrapping things up as quickly as possible. Collaborative divorce also safeguards the parties' privacy, because unlike a litigated divorce, it does not have to involve the public filing of financial and other information.
Perhaps most importantly, the collaborative process is often the best tool for completing the divorce without contributing to any animosity that may have built between the parties. Not only can collaboration help divorcing partners avoid emotional setbacks, it can also keep a civil relationship between the parties intact, which is very important in cases in which there will be ongoing shared parenting responsibilities.
Call a Miami collaborative family law lawyer
If collaborative Miami divorce sounds like it may be right for you, get in touch with a Miami family law attorney today. You may find a lawyer who is a trained mediator and/or a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute in Miami to be particularly helpful. Make a phone call today and be on your way to a new single life, without suffering through many of the painful experiences that often accompany litigated divorce.
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