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Why do couples get divorced? The answer to that question can be quite varied. However, once the decision to get a divorce is made, it is oftentimes a final decision. The couple knows that they are on a one-way road to ending their marriage. But, is it still possible to work together with a soon-to-be ex-spouse in a divorce case?

If the answer to that question is, “yes” or even “maybe,” a collaborative approach to the divorce case may be an option. Sure, spouses are ending a marriage, but there is a legal process that obviously must be accomplished and, if both realize that it might be in their best interests to attempt to work something out in out-of-court negotiations, collaborative law may be an option that would be worth getting more information about.

In a collaborative approach to divorce, both sides do their best to put aside all of the emotional and mental baggage that can come with a divorce in order to focus on the legal issues that need to be addressed. Those issues, such as property division, alimony, child custody and child support, will all need to be worked out in some fashion, and a collaborative law approach allows the sides to negotiate in an amicable fashion.

At our law firm, we help couples in Florida who are interested in focusing on the legal aspects of a divorce case and not on the emotions that might be involved. In doing so, reaching a comprehensive settlement of the divorce case through out-of-court negotiations may be possible. For more information, please visit the collaborative law section of our law firm’s website.