The Five Great Fears of Divorce

By Mark Lewis In 1941, a few months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt spoke of the Four Freedoms – freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. In World War II, the Japanese army operated in China under...

The Substance Abusing Spouse & Collaboration

by Jody Johnson There are lots of lawyers who will tell clients it’s not possible to have a Collaborative Divorce with an active alcoholic or drug user spouse. And although such cases present special challenges, they’re also an opportunity to protect children and...

15 Myths About Divorce

By Harry Munsinger Common divorce myths say 50 percent of all marriages fail, second marriages are more successful, Mom gets custody of the kids, men initiate most divorces, living together lowers divorce rates, all wives get alimony, America has the world’s highest...

Structure and Neutrality: Power Source in Collaborative Divorce

By David Brunson January 19, 2018 The Power of the Collaborative Divorce Process The Collaborative Divorce Process, at its core, is a problem-solving practice; a structured method designed to create an optimal solution from a set of common and conflicting interests...

3 Creative Ways to Divide A Marital Estate

By Julian Schwartz For couples facing a divorce, it is often a time filled with feelings of sadness over the loss of the marriage relationship and anxieties about the future. These feelings can be further exacerbated when there is substantial marital debt. There are...

Improve Communications with Collaboration

By Linda Solomon, LPC, LMFT Collaborative Divorce encourages open communication. It creates a chance to begin healing, by talking, with one another and the collaborative team. Granted, it’s ironic, since communication is often a primary area of stress in any marriage....

What is a Neutral Financial Professional in Collaborative Divorce?

By Hunter Nibert, CPA Within the collaborative divorce process, in addition to each client engaging their own divorce attorney, two “neutral professionals” round out the team to reach a divorce settlement amenable to both parties: a mental health professional (MHP)...
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