Law Office of Daniel M. Copeland > Family Law Negotiation Requires Honesty From Florida Couples

Posted on August 7, 2013


From Daniel M. Copeland, Esq.:

Many Florida couples are availing themselves of a new way to get divorced called collaborative divorce. The new way style of family law negotiation provides couples with an alternative to traditional divorce. However, it is cautioned that couples have to be willing to be honest with themselves and their spouses if the process is to work.

The collaborative divorce process strives to take the adversarial aspect of divorce out of the process. Couples are encouraged to make decisions together instead of leaving everything up to a judge. This requires the couple to be able to trust each other when it comes time to make financial decisions and split up the marital assets.

Divorce can be especially difficult on children. Counselors are available to help children adjust to their new circumstances and give them a chance to work through their feelings. However, it will be the responsibility of the parents to be honest with their children about the split so that the children know it’s not their fault. Children need to know that just because the marriage has ended, that doesn’t mean the relationship with one or both parents is over as well.

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