Comprehensive, Collaborative Solutions to Your Family Law Needs

I am proud to present my inaugural newsletter! Each month, you’ll receive helpful tips, insights, strategies, and skills regarding Collaborative Divorce, Family Law, and Florida law. Thank you for being a valued member of my community, and welcome to the March 2023 issue of Horowitz Highlights.

Is Collaborative Divorce right for you, your family or friends?  Collaborative Divorce is an alternative approach to resolving disputes and making decisions without using the courts. This model is a proven, effective, and efficient alternative to litigated divorce. In cases where there’s a willingness to co-design win-win solutions, creating a brighter future becomes a reality and the probable outcome.

In the Collaborative Divorce model, parties are empowered to work with one another and find common ground to problem-solve and option build. When key stakeholders are involved in decision-making, the ultimate agreement can meet the needs of both sides while avoiding litigation.

Working together toward a respectful conclusion in a safe space with collaboratively trained professionals, including attorneys, neutral facilitators, and neutral financial professionals, allows couples to to reach an agreement on the critical terms of divorce, such as property and debt division, child timesharing and child support, and spousal support.

I recently attended a luncheon with my Choose Collaborative practice group of South Palm Beach County. Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Esq., a pioneer and leader in the Collaborative Law movement, served as guest speaker. He discussed Chapter 9 “Reaching Agreement” from his new book, Effectively Representing Clients in Family Mediation. Mr. Mosten expanded upon tools and strategies to guide professionals in creating conditions that lead to agreement and how to help clients get there.

Mr. Mosten addressed the importance of professionals acknowledging that they heard and understood the client’s position as well as having each spouse list the positives of the other spouse to help celebrate agreements and cooperation. We examined best practices for helping spouses see that the problem is solvable while at the same time letting divorcing couples know that they are not alone.

Additionally, Mr. Mosten articulated the importance of the “red flag rule.” Specifically, if either spouse feels uncomfortable during an interaction with the other spouse outside of professional meetings, then that spouse may put up a “red flag” where neither may call the other later that day to reengage.

It is my life’s work to familiarize people with the benefits of collaborative law over litigation, and assist clients through Collaborative Divorce, modifications, and other family law matters, with a focus on helping clients reach resolutions outside of court.

If you know someone who might be interested in our work with Collaborative Divorce and out of court resolutions, please encourage them to join our email list or forward them this newsletter.

For a free consultation to create workable, successful solutions and a positive path forward to embrace a new tomorrow, email or call 954-300-1602.