As a Jacksonville, Florida divorce attorney, I am saddened at times by the sheer battles that can occur in the courtroom during a divorce trial. Many people, however, do not want to battle it out and create battle scars that never heal. Especially when the parties share children. There is an approach to divorce in Florida that is taking good ground and that is the collaborative divorce in Florida. In a collaborative divorce, the parties sit around a table with their lawyers and try to reach an amicable solution and an agreeable contract that will split everything and restore the parties to the status of being single without destroying the relationship forever. Please contact a collaborative divorce lawyer to discuss this option if you are cautious about a war in court.