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Preserve Trust And Stability Through Collaborative Divorce

Your marriage may be the center of your world. The joys, challenges and sacrifices you have shared with your partner can define who you are and how you relate to your family, friends and career. This is especially true if you and your spouse have children together. However, all relationships change, and not all marriages can endure permanently. If you are considering ending your marriage, collaborative divorce may be an option for moving forward with your life in a way that preserves trust and stability between you, your spouse and your children.

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce has been described as “conscious uncoupling” – the recognition that, while your marriage may have been right for you and your spouse at one stage of your life, it is time to redefine your relationship and pursue separate futures. In 2016, the Florida State Legislature established a legal framework for collaborative divorce, laying out the private process by which couples may end their marriage outside of a courtroom and the public record. The collaborative divorce process entails honest, open communication and compromise between the separating spouses, guided by their respective attorneys, a neutral mental health professional and a neutral financial expert.

Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You?

Collaborative divorce can be a strong option for Florida couples who are looking to maintain a respectful and supportive relationship through the end of their marriage. It can be especially useful for those who are looking to share the rewards and responsibilities of parenting, while avoiding the acrimony and blame of extensive litigation, custody battles and asset divisions.

At The Murphy Law Group, we bring extensive Florida family law experience and a commitment to your future to the collaborative divorce process. Our family lawyer, Stephanie Murphy, has over 20 years of experience assisting couples and children in Sarasota County. Moreover, as a certified family law mediator, she is trained in the delicate process of achieving durable, realistic compromises between parties – and can help guide difficult discussions toward sustainable solutions.

End Your Marriage With Compromise And Confidence

As with any family law issue, a collaborative divorce can be challenging, confusing and intimidating. Let our team simplify the process. We will provide you with the guidance, support and insight you need to end your marriage with compromise and confidence. To schedule a free consultation with our Sarasota office, call 941-584-9570 or complete our online form.