Collaborative divorce is a new and growing method of divorce where a team of professionals support the couple who wishes to work together out of court. The goal is to help achieve higher priorities, reducing the emotional and financial toll and thus providing a respectful foundation for moving forward.
Both parties have separate attorneys that are collaboratively trained and mutually respect both perspectives. A neutral financial specialist is assigned to help individuals and the team to understand the financial aspects of their agreements. Trained facilitators guide the process, address and resolve conflicts to keep the process moving forward. As needed, other professionals such as child advocates, divorce coaches, mortgage and real estate professionals, business valuation specialists and tax professionals are brought in to help address issues that surface. Through the advice of counsel, clients can choose when other professionals are brought in to the process and for what purpose.