As someone who is drawn to thinking outside the box, and getting the best results for my clients, I’ve become a trained Collaborative Divorce Professional. I encourage any one considering divorce to explore and educate themselves on this process.
Collaborative law is a process that was started by people who realized the legal system often wasn’t working, especially for families going through divorce.
• The law can be a brutal instrument.
• It is designed to force one or more parties into submission.
• It creates conflict.
• It often rewards bad behavior including lying and concealment.
In this swamp, those advocating for you and making the decision are going on limited information. No lawyer will be as familiar with your needs and your child’s needs as you. Any judge who is making life changing decisions, will see less of the case than your lawyer.
As those getting the divorce are still bound together through the lives of their children, this can all have tremendous and horrible consequences.
Collaborative Divorce side steps that part. The people going through the divorce agree to work together to come up with effective long term solutions
Instead of expensive Court battles, those going through the divorce and those working in their team, sign an agreement to stay out of Court and work together on a settlement. This process is guided by 2 lawyers, trained in mediation and the collaborative law as well as a team of professionals including a coach for the parties going through divorce and a coach for their children.
• Everything said is confidential per the written agreement.
• The team then works to give all parties the best possible transition.
If you’d like to know more about Collaborative Divorce, give me a call, and we can set up an appointment.