There are four (4) basic approaches to resolve a Divorce: Collaborative Process The key difference between Collaborative Practice and conventional divorce is the pledge to reach an agreement before going to court. You and your spouse keep control of the decisions yourselves, rather than giving it up to a judge. In order to accomplish that, all of the parties consent in writing to be part … [Read more...] about Four Approaches to Resolve a Divorce
When I’m asked the question “How much does divorce cost?” I’m reminded of that old joke: Marriage is grand, but Divorce is $100,000…because it’s worth it! When answering that question seriously I tell people “it depends”. Setting aside the cost of taking the marital assets and dividing them “equitably” which does not necessarily mean dividing them in half or equally. There is the … [Read more...] about How Much Does Divorce Cost?
One common warning clients receive from their attorneys is that litigation is pricey. The back and forth between opposing counsels, hours spent drafting motions and then responses to said motions, etc. It's true but not what I'm interested in discussing today. Instead, I'm interested in drawing attention to another key benefit that mediation holds over litigation: a client's agency in the … [Read more...] about Collaborative Process and Mediation vs Litigation: Client Agency
The Eaton Family Law Firm is proud to announce that we have expanded our services to Tennessee. We offer mediation as well as child time-sharing & support with a focus on Collaborative Divorce practices saving you the headache, financial burden, and lack of control that can follow from typical litigation. As with our Florida office, our Tennessee office is based on the principles of compassion … [Read more...] about Now Offering Services in Tennessee
Back in August, Mediate.com released an article about neuroscience and valuable insights gathered from research that can improve the mediation process. The writer, Lucia Kanter St. Amour, is a member of the Neuroleadership Institute and a long time expert on matters of dispute resolution and negotiation. While reading the article, I was reaffirmed to see that the techniques our firm has developed … [Read more...] about Neuroscience & Mediation
Welcome to Part 2 of my 2 part series on the process of getting divorced. In Part 2, I will discuss Mediation and the role Mediation plays in divorce cases. In the future, my hope is to discuss Mediation in more detail and place more emphasis on effective conflict resolution techniques, but, for now, this post will discuss Mediation in general. As discussed in Part 1, many parties are … [Read more...] about Getting Divorced… Now What? (Part 2 – Mediation)