More couples are learning that avoiding a nasty, litigated divorce just makes sense. Besides divorce mediation, the collaborative process is another worthwhile option you should consider.
Collaborative divorce is known as the “no court” divorce because the couple and their collaboratively trained lawyers pledge not to go to court until all details of the divorce are worked out. Then the parties attend a simple uncontested divorce hearing. The collaborative process is a respectful way to get divorced, where the priorities of both sides and any children can be supported in a way to reconstitute a family, not destroy it. Collaborative lawyers are trained to reduce conflict and work closely with a neutral divorce coach to comprise the collaborative team.
The International Association of Collaborative Professionals recently produced an informative 20 minute video about collaborative process. The video features an actual couple going through the process, and includes footage from actual collaborative sessions.
Watching this video may be one of the most helpful things you can do for yourself and your children. Click here to see the video.
Detailed information on Collaborative Divorce is available on the IACP site, which is linked above; and on this site under the Learning Center and in a number of blog posts.
If you are looking for a Massachusetts Collaborative Divorce Lawyer or want to learn more about collaborative divorce, please call (877) 842-1199.
By MA Collaborative Attorney & Mediator Stephen McDonough. Steve serves clients throughout Massachusetts, including Norfolk County, Middlesex County, Bristol County, and Worcester County to name a few. The Divorce Collaborative has offices in Bedford, MA and Franklin, MA.