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Month: August 2014

Next Generation Divorce June 2014 Member of the Month

Repost from the Next Generation Divorce Website: Having spent the first 34 years of her career as a highly successful trial attorney, viagra Joryn Jenkins successfully assisted her first collaborative divorce client in 2002, over 12 years ago. She recently founded Open Palm: Win-Win Divorce by Joryn Jenkins, a law firm committed to offering collaborative …

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I am one of those lawyers who believes in sharing my own story with my client, in part because I want each one to understand that we have something in common, and in part because it makes it easier for them to share with me. The following is one of the many true stories that …

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Are Financial Affidavits Mandatory in Every Divorce Case?

Collaborative professionals have long labored under the assumption that Florida law requires financial affidavits in every divorce case, even the collaborative ones.  But, in Salczman v. Joquiel, Florida’s Third District announced that financial affidavits are not necessarily compulsory.[1]  In that case, there were no children, and neither party had requested any form of permanent relief from …

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Why a Collaborative Divorce?

Why is a collaborative divorce better than a traditional divorce? 1 – A collaborative divorce is confidential.  In the collaborative process, both the personal financial information and the private family problems (addictions, domestic violence, affairs, and mental health issues) can generally be protected from public scrutiny.  The same is just not true in the traditional setting, where the law usually …

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