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What is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce is an out-of-court process that enables separating or divorcing spouses to create their own settlement with the support of highly trained professionals.

Read more to learn about how the Collaborative Divorce Process works.

Is Collaborative Divorce For Me?

Collaborative Divorce is for clients who want to put the interests of their children first, protect their assets, preserve important relationships and maintain their privacy. Over its 20-year history, Collaborative Divorce has been used in a variety of situations including long-term marriages, same sex relationships, financially complex marriages and pre and post nuptial agreements.

Find out whether the Collaborative Divorce process is right for you.

Find a Collaborative Professional

Going through divorce raises many questions—about children, money, housing, assets, and more. Fortunately, you don’t have to work through these questions alone. In a Collaborative Divorce, a team of specially trained Collaborative professionals supports you in addressing your concerns and assists you in making sound decisions.

Find a Collaborative Professional in your area.

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Marilyn Herrmann

Collaborative Divorce in a Nutshell - What every client needs to know

Step 1 – Preparation  Each client signs a Collaborative Retainer Agreement with his/her lawyer (this will set out the lawyer’s hourly rate, retainer requirements and the relationship between the lawyer and the client) and has a conversation about lawyers fees with their lawyer Each client has a lawyer/client preparation meeting to get education about the process and how it will work The lawyers have a preparation meeting to discuss how they will work together to try to ensure that the negotiations will be a success Clients review the Collaborative Commitment Agreement (with their lawyers and each on his/her own) Clients...



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Stephanie Dobson L.

Top 5 Reasons to Divorce Collaboratively

Ever thought about “how” you’re going to get divorced? Did you assume that you have to hire a lawyer and go to court to engage in a nasty, heated “battle...

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