This week at the Zen(ish) Mommy podcast, we are talking about how to have a kinder, gentler divorce. Going through divorce, typically brings out the worst in people, and kids are always stuck in the middle. Joryn Jenkins is an attorney that has been trying cases for forty years. Seeing as how divorce courts can ruin people both financially and emotionally. When Joryn learned about collaborative law, she knew that this was something she wanted to get involved with. Read on to find out how to execute a kinder, gentler divorce.
Death and divorce are the top two stressors that people experience in life. Although this can be reduced by using a ‘kitchen table divorce’. With the intention to discuss the five most important factors of the dissolution of marriage. This conversation happens without a facilitator present. However, there is value in providing a support system for people to help them listen and communicate better. Overall, it’s circumstantial but if these topics can be discussed outside mediation, that is key.
Within collaborative law, there are multiple different ways to approach it. The focus is to eliminate stress to reveal what they’re trying to communicate. Through this kinder, gentler divorce process – both people turn out to be better parents.
“Every family is unique and deserves its own unique solution. Every family deserves its own unique reconstructing. The law should be your last resort”
This quote is taken directly from Open Palm Law firm and truly embodies Joryn’s mission. If you’re interested in hearing how to move through divorce – this episode is for you. Be sure to check out mindfulness episode, Stressed? Try this body scan.
© Jessica Gershman, 2021