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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce vs. Traditional Litigated Divorce

Collaborative divorce is an alternative method for couples facing divorce.  Through the collaborative process, spouses pledge to resolve all issues without court intervention.  In a collaborative divorce, spouses focus on settlement with the goal to minimize the negative economic, social, and emotional consequences that families face in the traditional adversarial divorce process. In a traditional divorce, the process to reach a settlement agreement is done so through the lens of the adversarial process, with spouses postured as opponents and case strategy developed to prepare for trial.  As such, even when a case settles without a trial, both spouses walk away
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Collaborative Divorce Part II: A Brief History and the Popularity of the Collaborative Divorce Model

Not all divorces have to (or should) go to court.  Rather, spouses may find that an alternative to litigation will serve them better both during and after the divorce process.  In family law related matters, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes, such as mediation or collaborative law have risen greatly in popularity in the last 20 years. For example, in 2007 in Nebraska, the Parenting Act was passed, which requires parents involved in litigation regarding custody of their children to attempt mediation to resolve contested issues before a Judge will make a ruling on those disputed issues. Collaborative divorce is often
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Collaborative Divorce Part I: What is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is an alternative method for couples facing divorce.  Through the collaborative process, spouses pledge to resolve all issues without court intervention. The Collaborative Divorce Team A unique feature of the collaborative divorce process is that spouses will work with specially trained and skilled professionals to reach a fair negotiated settlement, while avoiding the cost, time, and uncertainties of litigation. These professionals include an attorney for each spouse, mental health divorce coaches, child specialists, and may include a financial specialist. Family-Centered and Creative Solutions Because spouses and their collaborative team commit to negotiate a mutually acceptable and sustainable resolution
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