Peace for the Holidays with Collaborative Divorce

Peace is possible when you choose collaborative divorce.

Enjoy peace this holiday season by choosing the collaborative process.

Enjoy peace this holiday season by choosing the collaborative process.

The holidays; this is a wonderful time of the year, is it not? Because you, and your spouse, chose the collaborative divorce process to work through the windup of your marriage, you can enjoy the holidays with your children, with your restructured family, and your friends. All of them! How relieved they all were to find out that they didn’t need to take sides in yet another divorce war! With the help of your collaborative team, you reached an amicable resolution with your spouse which benefits not only your children, but also your extended families and your friends, as well.

And now there’s no need to worry about holiday timesharing because your collaborative team helped you both ensure that you kept your children first in your minds as you worked through your separation concerns.

Choose to keep your children first!

Choose to keep your children first!

So now you each can enjoy more time with your children using the parenting plan you created together, knowing that you’ve both been equipped with the collaborative communication and problem solving skills to deal with any unexpected change. Now that’s Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards Man! Peace for the holidays. Cheers to collaborative divorce!

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About this week’s featured authors: Sheila Fickes and Joryn Jenkins.

Joryn, attorney and Open Palm Founder, began her own firm here in Tampa after a 14-year career in law while also serving as a full-time professor in law at Stetson University.  She is a recipient of the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen award, an honor bestowed upon those who have provided exceptional leadership to The American Inns of Court Movement.  For more information on Joryn’s professional experience, take a look at her resume.

Sheila moved to Tampa in 1980 and joined the Open Palm team in 2000.  Before her interest in law,  Sheila worked as an executive assistant/office manager for companies in engineering and marketing, and as associate vice president for a local bank consulting firm. Sheila was also a former ballerina with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (“PBT”) and performed in some of ballet’s classics, like Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Scheherazade, and Romeo & Juliet.

Sheila practicing with her partner during her professional ballet career.

Sheila practicing with her partner during her professional ballet career.