What is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative Divorce, a new approach to divorce, offers couples an opportunity to separate with a minimum of bitterness and animosity. Instead of going in front of a Judge, the two parties and their attorneys sit down together to work out the details of the dissolution of their marriage, with the help of mental health professionals and a financial advisor. Each party has a lawyer and a divorce coach to assist them.

The team works collaboratively with the couple so that divorcing spouses can reach agreement about the following:

  • Division of Property
  • Child & Spousal Support
  • Co-Parenting Plan
  • Children's Living Arrangements
  • Marital Status

Both parties are represented by an attorney throughout the process. No court appearances are required, and all necessary paperwork can be completed by the attorneys. The primary objectives are to insure that agreements are mutually satisfying to the parties, likely to endure and promote the well being of the children.

The Collaborative Divorce Process May Work If You:

  • treat each other with repect and honesty thoughout your divorce.
  • resolve disagreements with a settlement that meets your children's and your own reasonable needs.
  • participate actively to create a system for future decision making.
  • are willing to negotiate an enduring agreement.
  • are committed to providing for your children's needs.

 

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