Family Law

My best divorce advice for good parents

My best advice for parents going through a divorce? It’s just like the instructions flight attendants give to passengers at the start of a plane ride. Divorce is traumatic. Even though my ex-spouse is still a good friend, getting a divorced after 20 years was traumatic for me.  When something traumatic happens, people have a …

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Florida Supreme Court Adopts Rules for Collaborative Divorce

On May 18, 2017 the Florida Supreme Court adopted rules to govern Collaborative Divorce in Florida.  The formal adoption of rules is a welcome development for those of us who are believers in the collaborative divorce process. I also agree with the rule requirements to make sure prospective clients understand the costs and benefits of …

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High Conflict Parenting Class for Divorcing Parents

The High Conflict Diversion Program helps to resolve issues by teaching new methods of communication and negotiation.​  By empowering the parent, their ability to redirect to a calm, practical, emotionally healthy state becomes a model and positive life lesson for their children. Source: High Conflict Diversion Program | Life Lessons of Manasota | Parenting Courses | …

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Be Careful What You Don’t Ask For – Because You Are Not Going to Get It

Let’s say that in your Sarasota, Florida divorce case you want the court to change your name, or order the family residence sold.  You might think that at a trial, the judge can order these outcomes, under the “large umbrella” of granting you a divorce.  However, that is not the case in Florida.  As a recent Second …

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