The Collaborative ProcessCollaborative divorce is an innovative alternative to traditional divorce that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Also known as "no-court divorce," the collaborative process uses a team of professionals dedicated to helping you create the most financially and emotionally stable environment for the next stage of your family's life. Our team typically consists of two attorneys, a neutral financial professional, and a neutral mental health professional.
By avoiding going to court, you will be able to make all the decisions about dividing up your finances and parenting your children. While our team of legal, financial and familial specialists will guide you through this confidential process, you will always be in control of your own divorce.
At first it may sound expensive to hire a team of professionals, but the collaborative process has been found to be one of the most cost-effective methods of getting a divorce. Each highly trained professional focuses on their area of expertise. The lawyers must agree in advance to withdraw from the case if litigation should be necessary; this rule keeps the attorneys focused and dedicated to resolving your legal issues. The financial professional is trained to find the most creative ways for you to protect your assets. The mental health professional will help you develop a unique parenting plan tailored to your family’s life and mediate the difficult situations that are a part of every divorce.
Your collaborative team will help you end your marriage with a deep respect for the entire family’s well being during and after the divorce process.
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