The pretext to any collaborative divorce is that both parties basically agree and make a pledge to negotiate in good faith to reach a settlement that works for both parties. Integral to a collaborative divorce is a team approach, using a neutral coach and experts. When explaining the approach to a client recently, he asked,… Read more »
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The voice inside my head says, “quickly”. That may sound a bit cold, but much can happen between the first conversation about getting a divorce you have with your spouse and the next one. And if you would prefer collaborative divorce, getting your spouse on board as soon as possible—especially before they retain an attorney—is… Read more »
I recently stumbled across a blog that pooled 48 divorce mediation experts about suggestions to help people best prepare to go through a divorce. Specifically, the author asked each for three things. Nobody asked me, but having done this for more than 25 years, I have a few thoughts on areas where people going through… Read more »
Hindsight might be 20-20. After a divorce, it can be downright telescopic. And that’s why it’s not uncommon for a divorced person to lament, “If I had only known that before my divorce.” While you will learn much about the process while it’s underway, the reality is you can and should learn as much as… Read more »
When it comes to taxes, most people would prefer to pay as little as legally required. So it stands to reason that when a couple divorces, who gets what tax deductions can become a matter of contention. Mediation and collaborative divorce can help prevent disagreements over tax deductions from escalating into time-consuming, retainer-devouring delays.