Collaborative Divorce is an out-of-court process that allows both spouses, with the assistance of their team of Attorneys, Communications Coach, and Financial professional, to privately determine the outcome of their case rather than leaving decisions in the hands of a judge. The participants make a commitment that they will not litigate any aspect of their divorce. Another unique aspect is that the children's voice can be heard so their needs and wishes can be considered through use of a neutral Child Specialist.
The Collaborative Process takes place through a series of regular meetings where both clients and their professionals discuss the issues, make any necessary interim arrangements, plan for information gathering, brainstorm options, and then negotiate, draft, and implement their agreement. A safe environment is carefully created in these meetings to enable difficult conversations to occur with good results. By promoting respect, transparency and cost effective problem-solving, the professionals on the Collaborative Divorce team will help the family make a healthy transition to their future.