Collaborative Divorce: The Benefits of Neutral Financial Experts

While divorce in typical situations entails contentious and often difficult court processes, a collaborative divorce allows both parties to avoid the courtroom battles, choosing instead to work together towards a lasting and effective settlement. With the aid of their respective lawyers, the collaborative process can help couples avoid judge-imposed orders and emerge from the process with a more equitable and Read More

Do It For The Kids: 5 Ways Collaborative Divorce Benefits Your Children

It may sound cliché, but perhaps the truest fact of divorce is that it is your children who will suffer the most. Children are far less equipped to handle such upheaval in their lives than adults. They are still developing, trying to figure out who they are and discover their place in the world. They depend on consistency and reliability in order to feel safe, and parents are by far the most important source of Read More

Why Avoid Conflict in Divorce?

Getting a divorce may be one of the most difficult upheavals you will ever face in your life. The life that you committed to, that you have spent years building, is coming to an end. Certainly, that doesn’t mean a divorce is the end of the world, but it is the end of the life you once had and a start to a new and probably very different life. That type of change can be incredibly challenging to process and handle, Read More

A Brief History of Collaborative Law

When one thinks about the history of law, they more than likely think about ancient concepts that were honed and developed over thousands of years. They may think of Babylonian King Hammurabi’s Code, Roman Emperor Justinian’s codification of laws, Napoleonic law, English common law, or even the development of American federalism. When you look at the scope of what has led to the law that is practiced in the US and Read More

8 Things to Consider When Using the Collaborative Law Approach to Develop a Visitation Schedule, Part II

In our last blog, we explained four important considerations that parents who are divorcing through the collaborative law approach should take when developing a visitation schedule. These considerations included the type of custody you agreed upon, the needs of your children, the needs of your ex, and the type of practical, repeating schedule you will utilize. Click here to read Part I of this blog and learn Read More

8 Things to Consider When Using the Collaborative Law Approach to Develop a Visitation Schedule, Part I

The biggest difference between litigation and collaborative law is the lack of an adversarial approach to collaborative proceedings. By removing the threat of litigation, collaborative law places both parties embroiled in a dispute in a venue in which they can consider the needs and goals of everyone involved rather than having to fight it out in court to achieve their own desires. This leads to the parties working Read More

4 Key Differences Between Collaborative Divorce and Mediated Divorce

Collaborative law and mediation are both forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that are commonly utilized for divorce situations. The purpose of both of these techniques is for the involved parties to voluntarily enter into discussions with the purpose of reaching a settlement that avoids litigation. However, there are several key differences between collaborative divorce and mediated divorce that could Read More

Collaborative Divorce Is Not Just for Low-Conflict Couples

Many people mistakenly believe that the collaborative legal method, whether for divorce or any other dispute, is limited to helping only those parties who are minimally contentious with one another. Certainly, one of the most important benefits of collaborative divorce is that it frames the dispute in a manner that involves working with one another as opposed to working against one another, but that does not mean Read More

4 Ways Collaborative Divorce Differs from Traditional Divorce

There are a vast number of differences that distinguish collaborative divorce from more traditional, adversarial forms of divorce. It is a highly effective and beneficial process that does not work for every divorce situation, but is highly advantageous for those who are in a position to utilize it. The Collaborative Law Model is a form of legal practice that was developed in the 1980s as an alternative form of Read More

Transparency and Privacy In Collaborative Divorce

Transparency and privacy. These seem like two polar opposite concepts—completely at odds with one another. Particularly with the advent of social media and the “share everything” generation, transparency has become overly pervasive while privacy has become almost nonexistent. Our society is inundated with moral and philosophical questions about transparency and privacy as well. How much transparency should our Read More