Collaborative Divorce

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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Collaborative Divorce- Because It’s Not All About You!

“Statistics show that, in the U.S., 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce.” This is the old saw, but are these alarming numbers really accurate? All argument aside, there is no question that divorce is rampant in today’s society.  What many people don’t appreciate, at least until they are …

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