Winter Park Collaborative Divorce Attorney
Florida Family Lawyer Assisting Couples with Amicable Divorce
Television and cinema greatly dramatize divorce, leaving many with an exaggerated version of marriage dissolution imprinted on their minds. The truth is that most divorces never go to court, and many are carried out in a collaborative fashion. Collaborative divorce, also called amicable divorce, is much different than a divorce that goes to court before a judge. Collaboration involves settling differences in the friendliest manner possible and making compromises. Amicable divorces usually end up working better for both parties than contested divorces, and they are much easier on children. If this sounds like something that may be the right option for you, the Winter Park collaborative divorce attorneys at The Troum Law Firm, P.A. are here to help.
When Collaborative Divorce Makes Sense
Collaborative divorce is a much more cost-effective way of settling differences. The average cost of divorce in the U.S. is $15,000, according to U.S. News & World Report. Collaborative divorce is often less expensive than that, while contested divorces that must be settled in court by a judge are even more expensive than the national average. In addition to saving money, collaborative divorces are also settled faster than a contested divorce, and because they do not go to trial, collaborative divorces are not on the public record, making for a more private dissolution of your marriage. However, collaborative divorces only work well when both spouses are able to make compromises, keep lines of communication open, see the situation for the other’s eyes, and keep their emotions from overrunning the process.
Solving Issues in an Effective, Amicable Manner Through Negotiation and Compromise
Very few, if any, divorces end up with both parties getting 100 percent of what they want. Divorce is a process of give and take, with an eventual agreement that benefits both spouses. Through collaboration, our attorneys can help you settle matters relating to:
- Property distribution;
- Child custody, parenting plans, and visitation;
- Child support; and
- Spousal support.
Collaborative Divorce Leaves a Much Smaller Impact on Children
Numerous studies have proven that divorce itself is not necessarily the cause of child trauma surrounding parental separation; in fact, it is the manner in which the divorce is settled that can leave a child with low self-esteem, depression, an inability to focus on school work, and a desire to lash out at their parents and others. Contested divorces in which parents talk poorly about each other behind one another’s backs in front of their children, shouting matches, and lengthy arguments all harm children. Maintaining a civil relationship with the other parent through a collaborative divorce goes a long way in mitigating the negative effects that divorce will have on your children, according to Ted.com.
A Winter Park Collaborative Divorce Attorney Can Help You Today
If your relationship with your spouse is civil enough for collaboration, the Winter Park collaborative divorce attorneys at The Troum Law Firm, P.A. can help you get started at once. Feel free to reach out to our compassionate legal team today at 321-428-2247 to schedule a free consultation.