What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce is a voluntary process in which couples, with the assistance of Collaboratively- trained professionals, work toward reaching a settlement on fair and equitable terms without the financial and emotional cost that often accompanies litigation. Through the Collaborative Divorce process, the parties chose to resolve the issues in their dissolution in a mutually beneficial way, outside of the court system. In a Collaborative Divorce, the parties are empowered to make their own decisions and customize the terms of an agreement based upon their particular needs and interests.

Each spouse has a Collaboratively -trained attorney and often other professionals such as mental health and financial experts who all work together as a team to facilitate the couple reaching agreement.

By choosing Collaborative Divorce, instead of a potentially more costly, contentious and less private court-based approach, the couple maintains control over the divorce process and its outcomes, with the help of trained professionals, who will help guide you toward solutions tailored to your family’s unique situation.  The needs of the children and each individual spouse are kept paramount, enhancing the prospect for healthy outcomes for all family members.