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

Hate Drama? Try Therapeutic Divorce

In Florida, you can get divorced without having to figure out whose fault it is…and you do not have to make it a blood sport. Florida is a “No-Fault” divorce state.  If the marriage is irretrievably broken, you do not have to figure out who broke it.  Furthermore, you can cut out the courtroom drama with a 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 caveats of therapeutic divorce is that if the negotiations break down, none of the attorneys can continue to be used by the clients.  This eliminates any attorney incentive to keep the couple fighting for more money.  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, another […] 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

Love & Math

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 a divorce can be over and done with in about a month, and it does not have to cost a fortune or the remainder of your sanity. Marriage is a choice; divorce might be a necessity, but you can choose how you go about it.  Divorce does not have to be a blood sport. 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 (no, that 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 […] Read More

May Day & Marriage

May of 2013 was the most popular month for marriages in St. Johns County…it was also the most popular month for divorce.  While 166 couples got married in May 2013, 89 couples dissolved their marriage that same month. Marriage is a choice; divorce might be a necessity, but you can choose how you go about it: Courtroom Drama OR Therapeutic Divorce You can choose all the nasty he-said / she-said courtroom drama drawn out over a fortune in legal fees, or you might consider 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. 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. When the love is gone, it is only math. If both sides are ready […] Read More

Divide & Conquer Divorce with Good Legal Counsel

Do-It-Yourself Divorce is like self-help brain surgery:  you might remove your leg to stand on instead of getting that lobotomy you were so looking forward to.  You may have good intentions going in, but may not realize the ramifications. The idea behind divorce is to get things settled and separated.  If you are ready to do that, then it can be done cheap and fast.  If you are amicable, then it can be done amicably with good legal counsel that will not cost a fortune or unnecessary time in misery.     Read More

The Price of Divorce

Earlier this year a portrait of Picasso’s girlfriend sold for over $45 million.  Who says you cannot put a price on love?  Most divorce settlements are a substantial bargain in comparison. When the love is gone, it is only math.  In divorce you can have a drawn out courtroom drama with lots of expensive legal fees…but you do not have to.  Therapeutic Divorce offers each side an opportunity to negotiate a deal without the blood sport aspect. In some cases, divorce is necessary, but it does not have to be a Kardashian epic drama.  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