There are many lessons to be gleaned by an adult reading Alice in Wonderland. One especially hit home for me. In the story, Alice is lost, wandering through a frustrating world of rushing rabbits, crooning flowers, and a sometimes invisible cat. She continues down a mysterious trail and stops before a large tree.
The tree is covered with signs that point in every possible direction: “Up,” “Down,” “Yonder,” “Back,” “This Way,” and “That Way.” This, of course, confuses poor Alice more than ever. She asks herself, “Now let’s see. Where was I? I wonder which way I ought to go?”
These are great questions. If you’re reading this blog on my website, they might sound familiar. Did you finally work through the question of whether to divorce? Did you research the signs, do your homework, and make your lists of pros and cons? Did you ultimately decide “yes,” but now have no idea how best to proceed?
What was your next step? Did you ask your friends or family for advice only to hear more horror stories than you wanted to about what not to do? Did you do your internet research but end up even more baffled than before you began? Are there five divorce options or are there six? Or are there more?
If you want help making the decision about how best to proceed with your separation, for yourself, for your family, and for everyone else involved, reach out to a collaborative divorce professional and ask your questions. You’ll like the answers. And the results. You can visit us at Open Palm Law or email me at Joryn@OpenPalmLaw.com. Change is always hard, but you can choose to make that change easier; make it collaboratively.
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About this week’s author, Joryn Jenkins.
Joryn, attorney and Open Palm Founder, began her own firm here in Tampa after a 14-year career in law, two of which she served as a professor of law at Stetson University. She is a recipient of the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen Award, an honor bestowed in the United States Supreme Court upon those who have provided exceptional leadership in the American Inns of Court Movement. For more information on Joryn’s professional experience, take a look at her resume.