Collaborative attorney Joryn Jenkins and I recently appeared on Spirit FM 90.5’s Legally Speaking to talk about Collaborative Divorce. Spirit FM is a Christian radio network that broadcasts out of Christ the King Church in the heart of Tampa, Florida.
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As I mentioned during the interview, we do not advocate divorce: anyone with marital troubles should consult with their priest, pastor, rabbi, marital therapist, or other clergy or professional and do all that they can to repair their relationship, especially if there are children involved. No matter what process is chosen, divorce is a painful ordeal, and the spouses are not the only ones affected.
However, there are times when a marriage is truly irretrievably broken. It is in those cases that we urge parties to consider collaborative divorce, which is a private, respectful family law process that helps spouses dissolve their marriage while keeping their dignity intact. This is in stark contrast to traditional divorce, where the adversarial court system pits husband versus wife, mother versus father, ultimately to be judged by a stranger appointed or elected to a government position.