The collaborative divorce process enables couples who have decided to divorce, separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and other family professionals in order to avoid the cost, stress and uncertain outcome of a contested divorce.
Here’s an extremely practical article about making personal judgments during a divorce. So many clients want their attorney to make both legal and personal decisions for them during a divorce, but an attorney’s advice should never be a substitute for personal values and goals. Be active in your case and ask questions to ensure that the outcome reflects what you value most. Family law and elder law attorneys follow the direction of their clients when they make legal decisions to protect their clients. The given direction, however, should always be determined by the client. The decisions that are made during a divorce are often difficult decisions. Attorneys are often well-versed in matters of divorce law and procedure. However, every client’s goals and interests are different, and the legal course of a case should reflect those goals and interests. Therefore, no matter how knowledgeable or experienced your attorney is, make sure to communicate information and ask questions as you proceed toward a divorce.
A Florida Marital Settlement Agreement offers an opportunity to turn a hostile situation into a managed and predictable process.