How Does It Work?

How Does It Work?

Collaborative Divorce resolves issues through constructive discussions and non-confrontational meetings with partners and their attorneys and team members.

Steps in the Collaborative Process

If you are experiencing marital difficulties, there are many decisions to make. Collaborative professionals are trained to help individuals or couples evaluate their options in a confidential, honest process. Consult with a lawyer or mental health professional for help with these initial decisions.
If you decide to proceed with a divorce or separation, collaborative professionals work with you to plan our process from start to finish.
Collaborative professionals will train you in communication and help you break through impasses. If you experience barriers to resolving issues, our professionals can help with financial, parenting, support and other issues.
Collaborative professionals are committed to helping couples make real agreements that both parties can live with and are beneficial to all family members, including children. Marital Settlement Agreements and Parenting Plans are written and filed with the Court in this step, although, nobody appears in Court – not even the lawyers.
Most families need guidance in implementing and managing their divorce agreements as time goes on. Collaborative professionals can help you adjust to your new family structure and help resolve difficulties you experience over time.

The alternatives to Collaborative Divorce . . .