The Amicable Divorce Option
As the name implies, Collaborative Divorce is exactly that: A collaboration. Both parties and their attorneys work together – not against each other – to find a settlement that benefits the family as a whole. Courts do not get involved, and all negotiations are done in the spirit of cooperation in a non-adversarial setting.
Julia is specially trained in Collaborative Divorce, and will work with other trained attorneys to resolve your case amicably. While there won’t be any litigation, there will be plenty of people to help you along the way, from mental health professionals to financial experts. Child specialists are also available to help talk to your children and contribute their voices to the development of a positive co-parenting arrangement.
If you want to learn more about the Collaborative Divorce Practice, you can consult the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals or Collaborative Divorce California.
Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce:
- Preserves relationships
- Offers a team of professionals to help resolve all issues involved
- Representation from a specially trained Collaborative attorney
- Full transparency and disclosure of information
- Courts are never involved
- Completely confidential
Here’s why a Collaborative Divorce might be best for you:
Collaborative Divorce preserves your assets: Rather than hiding income or keeping assets concealed, Collaborative Divorce allows for complete financial transparency, so you can plan your family’s financial future. Preserving your assets is especially helpful when saving for college or retirement, both of which will benefit your children down the line.
Collaborative Divorce centers on your values: You tell Julia what is important to your family, and she will work with other specially trained Collaborative attorneys to find an outcome that fits.
Children have a voice: Professional child specialists work with your children to give them a voice in the process and provide them emotional support during this unsettling time.
Collaborative Divorce preserves your relationships, too: Maintaining a positive relationship while co-parenting is critical to a child’s development, and Collaborative Divorce creates that kind of relationship. Because the process is non-adversarial, your child will grow up seeing both parents as a unified team and cultivate positive relationships with both parents.
You’ll get professional help in every aspect of your divorce: Whether it’s a financial expert detailing out your finances, a child specialist giving emotional support to your children, or lawyers working out legal details, you’ll have an expert team guiding you through the divorce process. Rather than depending on court determinations, you will have people versed in every aspect of divorce helping you figure out what’s best for you and your family. With the Collaborative team approach, clients get better value for their dollars. The Collaborative team members each do what they do best to serve you.
Collaborative Divorce encourages communication: Rather than greeting your partner with a curt “talk to my lawyer,” Collaborative Divorce coaches you through how to communicate with your spouse through the entire process. This helps foster better decisions, better relationships, and better long-term co-parenting.
Less stress: Cooperating is always easier than antagonizing. And during a Collaborative Divorce you’ll find far less stress than during litigation.
Julia is a compassionate advocate during your dissolution process. She’s gained years of experience in Collaborative Divorce, and will not only help you through negotiations but also through the emotional hurdles one goes through when ending a marriage. Divorce is never easy, but with the right Collaborative team it doesn’t have to be daunting, divisive and uncertain.