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How can you get on the same parenting page with your ex?

There are a variety of concerns that may lead a couple back to the negotiation table or the courtroom when they're going through a divorce or even after they've settled one. Differences in parenting styles are one of the many factors that cause former spouses to seek out modifications of court orders. If you and your ex are struggling with seeing eye-to-eye about how to parent your kids, then there are some things that you may want to try before filing any motions with the court.

Collaborative law in a divorce? Sure! We'll show you how it works

If you're a Fort Lauderdale resident who finds yourself in the midst of divorce, it can be very demoralizing to keep slinging and dodging barbs in court. If the two of you have children — even adult children — these acrimonious proceedings can destroy family ties, perhaps even permanently.

What's so great about a collaborative divorce?

The collaborative law field has grown in popularity in Fort Lauderdale and other parts of Florida in recent years. One of the reasons that it's become so popular here is because it's an interdisciplinary approach to resolving conflict and settling a divorce. This multipronged approach to conflict resolution tends to help divorcing couples reach agreements that they're more comfortable with than what they can achieve by litigating their divorces.

How can the collaborative law process help me resolve my divorce?

Many Fort Lauderdale spouses delay in filing for divorce because they're concerned about their ability to remain civil during discussions about contentious topics such as child custody and splitting up property. The divorce process doesn't have to be so combative or stressful though thanks to the introduction of Florida's Collaborative Divorce Law. This piece of legislation went into effect in the state on July 1, 2017.

Collaborative law can take the bite out of divorce

Marriage is often treated as a life's moment of greatest joy. New spouses dress up in their finest, spend lavish amounts on entertainment and invite family from around the world to attend their nuptials. So, it is quite understandable that the end of a marriage can carry the same emotional weight. It is just not so positive.

Collaborative divorce: The right step for some Florida couples

You're meeting with an attorney to discuss your upcoming divorce and hear a phrase that is new to you: collaborative divorce. The attorney explains it to you and says you and your soon-to-be-ex could be a candidate for this type of divorce, but you want to learn more before making up your mind.

Hoping for an amicable divorce? Try the collaborative approach

You and your spouse have decided you no longer work as a married couple. You decide to part amicably, remain friends and raise your kids together. You want to agree on child custody, support, property division - well, everything - on your own.

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