Scratch what you’ve ever known or heard about divorce.
We’ve all heard the horror stories of a divorce gone awry, the couple who ends up eternally angry with one another and the family that’s left picking up the pieces. No one wants to go through that, right?
Collaborative is different. It understands the complexities of divorce and works to address the legal, financial and emotional issues that accompany the process. It also helps to keep couples focused on long-term goals and mutual interests (such as retirement and co-parenting their children.)
The collaborative divorce approach combines the legal expertise of a collaboratively-trained attorney, a neutral financial professional and a neutral divorce coach to help couples navigate their divorce peacefully.
Collaborative requires cooperation, demands transparency and thrives with strong communication. Read a few resources I’ve written about collaborative divorce
Ways I Can Help During a Collaborative Divorce
- Help you and your spouse cooperatively reach a mutually-beneficial financial settlement.
- Prepare your inventory and other financial analyses to aid in settlement discussions.
- Develop a post-divorce financial outlook to help you during the transition.
- Ask important questions to help you and your spouse consider long-term financial needs.
- Devise creative solutions to complex financial issues that may arise along the way.
- Provide a neutral, unbiased perspective on money for you and your spouse.
- Explore sticky, divorce-related financial pitfalls (such as income tax concerns).
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Who Should Consider Collaborative Divorce?
Couples that see the greatest benefits from collaborative typically have children, overlapping social circles or a willingness to keep their divorce out of the courtroom. These couples want to co-parent after their divorce, or they just want to address the many uncertainties that accompany marital separation.
While I recommend collaborative to anyone considering divorce, it doesn’t work for everyone. For couples with serious trust issues or a history of abuse, collaborative will only serve as a platform for continuing those destructive behaviors. If you simply can’t be in the same room as your spouse, you’ll have a difficult time with the necessary steps of the collaborative process.
Find out whether you and your spouse are a good fit for collaborative: Request more information about collaborative divorce