SEEKERS OF collaborative divorce

Collaborative Divorce provides the couple with an opportunity to complete this difficult process respectfully while meeting the needs of all involved.  It allows each individual the support of their lawyer, who works together with the entire team to achieve the best possible outcomes for all.

Collaborative Practice is a supportive way for you to resolve disputes respectfully—without going to court—while working with trained professionals who assist you in identifying and assuring that your needs are met all of the key areas of your life. 

The heart of Collaborative Practice offers you and your spouse or partner the support, protection, and guidance of your personal team of lawyer and Communication Coach. Additionally, Collaborative Practice allows you the benefit of neutral Financial Professionals, Child Specialists and other professionals, all working together with you as part of your team.

The core philosophy in Collaborative Practice is to form contractual commitments:

  • Negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without having courts decide issues
  • Maintain open communication and information sharing
  • Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all


COLLABORATIVE COACH

As a Collaborative Coach I will assist you to acknowledge both you and your partner’s strengths.  We will make use of those strengths to best meet the needs of all involved, which you identify for you and the members of your family, both adults and children alike.  You will learn to meet those needs while not becoming overwhelmed by feelings the divorce process brings up for you. Our goal is to develop and maintain a respectful and caring process to create the best possible outcome for families that will last well in to the future.

CHILD SPECIALIST (AKA KID’S COACH)

When serving in the role of Child Specialist, my goal is to help the family by bringing the children’s voices to the table.  Through a process of meeting individually with each youth and each parent I get a clearer picture of the strengths and needs of all parties involved in the divorce process.  I also make use of subjective assessment to further deepen that understanding when necessary, obtaining input from parents, children and even teachers, all of whom have a different and important view.