Mediation & Collaborative Divorce Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What is collaborative divorce?

Fort Lauderdale, FL family law attorney Sheena Benjamin-Wise explains how the collaborative divorce process works.

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collaborative divorce
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is a an option for families
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to obtain that divorce without going to
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court first
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both attorneys on both sides of the
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table must be collaboratively trained
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and they’ll have the other experts as
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well to assist
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and so the goal of the attorneys is to
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work together
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to get agreements done
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through the process the option is not to
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say
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okay since you don’t want to give us
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what we want we’re going to take you to
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court
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that’s not the goal the goal is to work
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together
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constantly putting your heads together
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so that
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the end result is an agreement and
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sometimes it doesn’t always work
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and the parties have to find
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non-collaborative lawyers to go to court
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for
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but the goal is for that and so
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it’s the hope that the interested
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parties
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can get through this with as as minimum
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stress possible and that they are
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controlled
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they make decisions as opposed to the
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person in the black coat that sits at
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the top of the death with a big desk
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and doesn’t have a relationship with
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your children doesn’t have the
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relationship
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of the other spouse or have the real
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history of the marriage
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making the decisions the collaborative
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process
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incorporates other professionals to help
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the parties
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come to a final decision about their
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divorce
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you

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