Collaborative divorce creates a safe space for couples to work through the divorce process together, as a team. A specially trained group of professionals “wrap their arms” around the family and establish a safe place to resolve conflict and minimize pain. Collaborative divorce helps both parties gain insight and strength to ensure a brighter future for all involved.
Maintaining a respectful and cooperative environment. In collaborative divorce, your case is removed from the court system and is resolved through a series of team meetings. The goal is to create an agreement that works for both members of the couple. All the collaborative professionals are trained to assure that the meetings are respectful and productive.
The Team Approach. One reason that collaborative practice works so well is that it utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach. Your collaborative team will include an attorney and a communication coach for each person, a neutral financial specialist and a neutral child specialist if appropriate, all trained in the collaborative practice model. The collaborative team draws upon the expertise of legal, financial, and mental health professionals, working together on your behalf to provide a healthy, congenial, intelligent approach to divorce, trust and estates, and other civil matters.