Understanding the specific differences between typical litigious family law (your standard courtroom divorce or back room settlement) and Collaborative Divorce requires a paradigm shift. The name seems obvious, yet people don't realize that there is formal training and protocols that are involved. The most crucial piece is the disqualification of going to court... because if that’s on the table … [Read more...] about Comparison of Collaborative Divorce to Litigation
I understand the desire to find the most affordable divorce process. I’ve been there. However, it’s really about much, much more than that. It’s about feeling like you're in a team, in a partnership with your lawyer. I never recommend collaborative divorce because it’s much more affordable than litigation, although in my experience it always is. Instead, I always emphasize how much better it is … [Read more...] about How Much Does Divorce Cost?
In one of the most visible divorces in pop culture, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, maturely respect the needs of their children through collaborative divorce, even while in the spotlight. More often than not, traditional divorces are nasty, destructive and entrenched in deceptive legal maneuvering. For children, they are traumatic and lasting. Possibly the most appreciated outcome of … [Read more...] about How Do I Help My Kids Through Divorce?
If you’re in search of an amicable divorce process, I think collaborative divorce is your best bet. I’ll be frank; an amicable divorce doesn’t mean an easy divorce. However, collaborative divorce will foster a more mature and constructive approach to splitting up a family. Instead of engaging in the typical two-sided warfare associated with the divorce process, we collectively redefine the … [Read more...] about What is Collaborative Divorce?