If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions—it is what you do. In divorce, you can hide behind the chainsaws, but you do not have to. If both sides are ready to sit down and take the necessary steps to complete the procedure, then a divorce can be over and done with in about a month, and it does not have to cost a fortune…and nobody has to head for the cemetery.
Florida is a no-fault state, meaning you can get divorced if you just say the marriage is irretrievably broken. Furthermore, you can choose to have a Therapeutic Divorce (which has nothing to do with aroma therapy and also does not mean you keep getting divorced until you feel better). The idea behind Therapeutic Divorce is to work out the details while allowing both sides to continue to be good parents, good employees or employers, good at whatever it is that they are. It keeps the focus on the business of how best to deal with the details.
Advantages to Therapeutic Divorce include the following:
- You negotiate the settlement (instead of having a Judge decide it for you).
- No public records—because Therapeutic Divorce goes through mediation and not the courtroom, your dirty laundry remains your private matter.
- The process does not have to be expensive or take a long time.