You’ve made one of the hardest decisions of your life. You tried to suffer through it, tried to work it out, even did some last-ditch marital counseling. You wanted to keep the family together for the kids. You didn’t want to bail.
When you got into this marriage you certainly didn’t see this coming. But somewhere along the way, the hurts piled up too high. The communication dissolved and now there is a gap between you that seems impossible to bridge.
Because divorce seems to bring with it hostility, conflict, court hearings and custody battles… you’re concerned about how this will go for your family. The financial aspects are confusing, and everyone winds up so scared they’ll be financially hurt in the divorce that it leads to never-ending fights about who will get which _______ (insert important thing here). As any child and family therapist will tell you, you do NOT want to go about it this way.
Overview of a typical divorce: both parties hire attorneys whose job it is to make sure their client gets as much as they can out of a divorce. This can lead to ongoing litigation (think court), mounting attorneys fees, custody battles and soaring conflict – which (by the way) can take years to overcome.
Overview of a Collaborative Divorce: both spouses hire lawyers specially trained in Collaborative Divorce. A neutral divorce coach and neutral financial advisor are brought onto the team. All team members (both spouses, attorneys, coaches, and financial professionals) meet to develop a plan for the divorce.
This plan does not have to follow typical custody or financial arrangements. It is 100% tailored to your family and what will work best for you. It is built on the concept that divorce can be done well. It can be respectful and kind. It can benefit everyone. It can be a positive experience for the kids. It can set up your newly rearranged family to be successful for years to come.
Collaborative Divorce has been around for decades. It is one of family – law’s best-kept secrets. Well, the cat’s out of the bag, folks. We firmly believe that there is no better way to rearrange your family than through the Collaborative Divorce Process.
This divorce process can be done completely via teleconference or in person, depending upon your preference and schedules.
Check out our resident specialist in Collaborative Divorce.