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Collaborative Divorce: An easier way through a difficult time

“Divorce”…a seven letter word nobody wants to hear, let alone, a situation anyone wants to find themselves in the middle of. Statistics show that divorce rates have consistently decreased in the last 20 years, however, far too often, couples find themselves in the middle of the end of what they thought was going to be their “forever.”[1] The simple fact of the matter is that divorce is not easy. Not only are there many factors to consider—like child support, time sharing (custody), spousal support, property distribution, etc.—but it can be hard to get your mind in a place to approach the subject amicably with someone you thought you were going to be spending the rest of your life with. Often, divorce discussions involve emotions such as anger, disappointment, embarrassment, and pain.

But what if I told you there was a better route to handling your divorce that keeps your divorce proceedings out of court, involves more private and personal discussions between both parties, and allows you the ease of mind as you go through this tough time? Well, a Collaborative Divorce may be the perfect option for you.

Collaborative Divorce involves each of those factors listed above. Because both parties are coming together to discuss the terms of their divorce with their respective legal representatives, the proceedings are staying out of court, which ultimately saves tons of money and time for all involved. By avoiding significant amount of legal discovery, preliminary hearings, numerous legal proceedings filed with the courts, and time physically spent in the court house, you’re maintaining an “uncontested” divorce which is ultimately the easiest way to proceed through these hard times.

Additionally, you avoid the time restraints of the court system and allow for a more private process as you and your spouse hold meetings in private with your respective attorneys. Moreover, you can have the assurances that your attorney has your best interests in mind when they work collaboratively with opposing party’s council to reach the best outcome for all stakeholders involved: both parties, children, and other relatives.

As you begin to embark on this difficult journey into the unknown, knowing these facts about the benefits of a collaborative divorce can be helpful to also speak to your spouse about the benefits of an amicable approach to divorce. It is most definitely within the best interest of both parties to approach the divorce through a collaborative approach to ensure the best outcome for all parties involved.

That being said, Collaborative Divorce is not going to work for everyone. Contact S.K. Burt Law, P.A. to set up a free consultation to discuss your options and the best route for all of your divorce care needs. Reach us by phone at (407)308-2936 or email at You can find full descriptions of all of the legal services provided by S.K. Burt Law, P.A. by visiting our website at


[1]“Family Life: Marriage and Divorce,”

[2]For more information on Collaborative approaches to addressing legal matters, visit

[3] If you find yourself in a domestic abuse situation, we'd like to encourage to you to contact Harbor House of Central Florida for various assistance programs they offer.

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