Collaborative lawyers will help you start your divorce discussions with the belief that an out of court resolution is truly in your best interest. They will provide legal guidance and advice throughout the collaborative legal process to ensure that you feel informed and secure in the decisions you make.
Financial professionals work for both divorcing parties to clarify the current financial status and help the parties to choose the best financial outcome based on the financial interests of each party. Depending on your financial situation you may need to draw on the expertise of a number of collaboratively-trained financial neutrals such as Certified Financial Planners, Accountants, Business Valuators, and Property Assessors.
Family specialists are licensed and/or registered psychologists and social workers whose primary area of practice is in conflict resolution, family relationships, child-development issues as well as having expertise related to the concerns of children of divorce. Through their therapeutic background, Family Professionals recognize the strong emotions experienced by divorcing couples that can often get in the way of effective collaboration on the legal and parenting issues. The specialist works to help manage conflict between spouses and optimize communication so that couples can successfully move through the divorce process and develop an effective co-parenting relationship for the future.
In early June 2019, I had the pleasure of participating in a podcast interview with Catherine Potter to discuss the concepts of Collaborative Practice.
The word finance evokes so many emotions in people that it can stop you in your tracks. Add in the word divorce and it becomes debilitating to a lot of people. The basic fear of not knowing what the end result will be can create more havoc, conflict, time loss, and ultimately, higher costs to reach a resolution.
The legal system is not designed for you, the individual. It’s designed for society as a whole.