Divorce throws life’s foundations into turmoil. Suddenly, high stakes issues exist in almost every arena: financial, legal and emotional. This creates a “perfect storm” that can cause the couple’s conflict to rage out of control. In this tempest, it becomes difficult to make the good decisions that are the heart of a carefully crafted settlement.
Here are some general guidelines to help make collaborative law divorce joint sessions (also called “four-way meetings”) as productive as possible. Some find it helpful to review these guidelines prior to each joint session. These are things you can do to help yourself. Before a Joint Session. You will have a meeting with your lawyer
There is no way around the fact that divorces create difficult circumstances for families. Emotions run high; clients fear the worst about their financial futures; children sometimes bear the brunt of their parents’ anger and frustration. Litigation makes matters worse. Clients, already emotionally exhausted, spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to focus on the worst
What is the Collaborative Divorce Model? In a typical collaborative divorce, each spouse hires an attorney and a trained mental health professional known as a divorce coach. Together, the couple may hire a neutral financial specialist and, if needed, a child specialist as well. In essence, when you participate in a collaborative divorce, you hire
When a family is separating due to divorce, one of the hardest realities to face is that children can only be in one place at a time. Divorce does, however, offer opportunities for a renewed commitment to the parent-child relationship. It is worth the effort to handle this well because parent-child relationships transcend divorce. For
No one enters marriage wanting a divorce. If divorce does happen, however, both spouses often hope to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution that allows them to make their lives work despite the unexpected change in plans. A collaborative divorce can help them do just that. Collaborative attorneys help divorcing couples resolve property issues using a