March 6th 2013. West Palm Beach, FL- The emotional and financial burdens that spouses as well as their children can face from a divorce is often devastating;
Across the nation, and right here in Palm Beach County, a relatively new way to accomplish a "dissolution of marriage” called collaborative divorce is increasingly being used. A Collaborative Divorce is a divorce process in which both spouses agree to a series of facilitated meetings with a team consisting of lawyers, financial planners, therapists and realtors to achieve the fairest and most equitable solution for each person in the family. The emphasis is on solutions for the welfare of the each family member and resolving the personal conflicts that have led up to the divorce process and not on legal battles and court dates.
By using the process of facilitated meetings, the collaboration process can determine the true needs and wants of each party, which assets are best suited for the right person, what a common sense custody agreement can be, and what is in the best interests of the children. This new movement emphasizes a process that puts the needs of the children above anger at the other spouse. Instead of vilification, there is a common sense asset separation, so that each party gets what is in his or her best interests and ultimately the best interests of their families. The couple undergoing divorce does not seek two separate lawyers; instead they utilize a single team of lawyers, financial planners, realtors, and therapists to determine what each party truly needs. The children are also taken into account and counseling is a part of the process. Both the parents and the children see results without having to go through the vilification of family members. This process can also end up being less expensive than traditional divorce because, ideally, the time period it usually takes to divorce through the court system may be reduced.
There is a not for profit Collaborative Divorce group that operates here in Palm Beach County. Those who are thinking about a traditional divorce are urged to contact the Collaborative Divorce Team to learn how this system can take the bitterness out of divorce so each party can enjoy the next phase in their life.
Contact: Charles D Jamieson, P.A. (561) 478-0312
Press Contact: Pam Triolo (561)585-8668