Collaborative Divorce is a fast growing discipline for addressing family law issues in a non-adversarial manner. This method is particularly beneficial to families with children. The spouses/parents are committed to reaching solutions that will enable them to uncouple and form new family units without the fear of revenge tactics. Special attention is paid to the emotional aspects of dissolution. The parties reach solutions that they have created, rather than having decisions forced upon them. In the Interdisciplinary approach, Our collaboratively trained Attorneys work with other professionals who, as a team, help guide family members to resolve legal, financial, and emotional issues.
The Collaborative Divorce Team is made up of the two participants, an attorney for each, a neutral mental health professional, a neutral mental health specialist for the children (if needed), and a neutral financial specialist.
While the attorneys represent their clients only, the other members of the team are neutral, assisting both spouses. All members of the team support the spouses in getting their interests met. At the beginning and throughout the process, the team is helping to discern what is most important to each Spouse. Rather than an attorney working to “get all that she/he can” the attorney is helping you reach your goals and achieve your most important objectives, she is working to get you what is most important to you, without sacrificing the needs of the other spouse.
Here at Dolan Family Law we can provide Collaboratively trained and experienced Attorneys, and bring in Financial Specialists, Parenting and Family Specialists to meet the needs of your divorce and your family.
Other concerns and conflicts can be addressed collaboratively. Parenting and custody outside of marriage, disputes over paying for education and other costs of the children, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Post Judgment matters and other family concerns, such as care of a parent or other dependent, blended family matters and probate matters. Contact an attorney now to help you through a collaborative divorce.