Divorce & Your Dirty Laundry

Florida is a ‘right-to-dry’ state, meaning that clotheslines are generally allowed (check your covenants and restrictions).  Though you might be permitted to air your dirty laundry, you may not want to, especially in divorce.  Fortunately, Florida also has Therapeutic Divorce. Therapeutic Divorce does not mean keep getting divorced until you feel better.  The idea behind it 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. One of the amenities of Therapeutic Divorce is that the details do not go into public records.  Because the process goes through mediation and not through the court, the dirty laundry is hampered from public view. Therapeutic Divorce offers an alternative to courtroom drama.  Seek competent legal counsel to discuss your circumstances and your divorce options.   Read More

Divorce Sans the Drama – Therapeutic Divorce

Behind every successful man is his woman.  Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.  In some cases, divorce is necessary, but it does not have to be a costly courtroom drama. Florida is a “No-Fault” divorce state, meaning that you can get divorced without having to figure out whose fault it is.  If the marriage is irretrievably broken, you do not have to declare who broke it.  Furthermore, you can cut out the courtroom drama with a Therapeutic Divorce. 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, and also does not make public those details.  Because the process goes through mediation and not through the court, the dirty laundry is hampered from public view. When the love is gone, it is only math. If both sides are ready to sit down and take the necessary steps to complete the procedure, then it can be over and done within about a month.  Seek competent legal counsel to […] Read More

Bullet Points of Therapeutic Divorce

If marriage is a choice, divorce might be a necessity, but you can choose how you go about it.  You can go through the traditional courtroom drama, or choose Therapeutic Divorce (which can reduce time and expense). Therapeutic Divorce does not mean keep getting divorced until you feel better.  The idea behind it 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. Here are the bullet points of advantages to Therapeutic Divorce: 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. If both sides are ready to sit down and take the necessary steps to complete the procedure, then it can be over and done within about a month.  Seek competent legal counsel to discuss your circumstances and your divorce options.   Read More

Bad Decisions in Horror Movies & Divorce

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. Marriage is a choice; divorce might be a necessity, so why not get in the running car to leave a bad situation?  Therapeutic Divorce offers that running car. 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. […] Read More

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

You know why divorces cost so much?  Because they are worth it!  (The humor of this joke depends on your circumstances, just as the length and cost of a divorce does.) A divorce can cost roughly $500 to $5,000 depending on your attorney, amicability, and how well prepared you are.  It can be done cheap and fast.  If both sides are ready to sit down and take the necessary steps to complete the procedure, then it can be over and done within about a month.  Furthermore, Florida is a no-fault state, meaning you can get divorced if you just say the marriage is irretrievably broken. Once the love is gone, it’s only math, and lawyers can help you get through the long division.  In a personal situation, you may need separation from the emotional aspect in order to proceed with the “business” of divorce.  Lawyers remove emotion so that a problem can be resolved. Divorce is sometimes necessary; however, you can leave the courtroom drama to television, and leave the big budget production to a film crew.  Seek competent legal counsel to discuss your circumstances and your divorce options.   Read More

Fastest Divorce in the East!

There are two ways to get divorced:  the hard way, and the quick way.  Divorce is not necessarily ‘easy,’ but it does not have to be a long process, or an expensive one. A divorce can be done in a week and cost as little as $500 depending on whether it is amicable and how well prepared you are.  Competent legal counsel can guide you through the process so you do not have to spend undue heartache and hard cash.   Read More

Divorce & Therapy

Your lawyer is NOT your therapist.  While a social professional may help you work through your feelings, your attorney removes emotion and reframes the situation into business terms so you can look at the possible choices and consequences.  That being said, Therapeutic Divorce is a legal option in Dissolution of Marriage. 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, and also does not make public those details.  Because the process goes through mediation and not through the court, the dirty laundry is hampered from public view. Once the love is gone, it is only math.  Divorce can be a blood sport, but it does not have to be.  Therapeutic Divorce gives the couple more control over the outcome (rather than the judge) and offers a way to avoid the courtroom drama.   Read More