Chadwick M. Layton, Esq.[i]
Harvey Waddell & Layton, P.A.
MINDFULNESS IN DIVORCE
Mindfulness has been defined as the mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment. Mindfulness could also be described as acknowledging one’s feelings and thoughts using a therapeutic technique.
How can this practice and concept be helpful in divorce? My experience is that divorce brings a host of stressors – emotional, financial and physical on those spouses that navigate through the process. Anxiety associated with the end of the relationship, money and how life will change after the divorce are all valid concerns.
Mindfulness can assist by helping our clients to approach the issues and decisions we must overcome in a present and thoughtful way. Guilt, animosity and judging oneself with that inner critic is purposefully avoided.
We acknowledge at the outset of the divorce that a heated and contested approach to the divorce will serve only to create animosity, sadness and a greater divide between the spouses. Working from step one to navigate the divorce in a purposeful manner to solve the questions and issues that exist in this particular marriage is an approach that pays huge emotional and financial dividends for the client.
This goal for a mindful and amicable divorce is shared with all parties to the divorce at the start of the process. The stated intention is to avoid unnecessary fighting and to avoid mistakes.
Our law firm focuses in divorce law and providing each of our clients with solutions that allow them to move forward in life once the divorce is over.
We also provide our clients with the option of flat fee employment agreements.
The goal we have for each client is to assist them in negotiating and reaching a fair and professional settlement agreement that will stand the test of time. This professional service allows the client to move forward in life with financial independence and peace of mind.
The law firm you choose in divorce should match your needs.
[i] Chadwick M. Layton is a partner and shareholder at Harvey Waddell & Layton, P.A., located in downtown Lake Worth.
Mr. Layton is also a member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section and the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches,
101 North J Street, Lake Worth
Phone (561) 585-4631