Today’s blog is slightly shorter than usual as I report to you from a family law seminar. All of my cases involve some sort of conflict ranging from couples using my services as a divorce mediator to high conflict cases with domestic violence. Most if not all marriages end because the couple could not exist together as a team, ceased communicating and grew apart. I will leave that discussion for the mental health professionals as this is their expertise. However as a collaborative family attorney I don’t see this as a roadblock to amicably settling a divorce.
Attached is an excerpt that explains how Collaborative Divorce can be much less costly than the traditional litigation case argued through the court system. Although couples stopped agreeing during the marriage, the Collaborative process is structured to deal with all the issues that the couple could not resolve on their own or even through their attorneys. What is significant about this reading is that even with the addition of a neutral mental health and financial professional, Collaborative Divorce can be one third to one half less than conventional litigation. This is amazing considering all the benefits resulting from the use of this process.
This is how it works – This is the Collaborative Process – This is the gentler, more civil way to divorce. When it comes down to it, there ain’t no good guys; there ain’t no bad guys, there’s just you and me and we just disagree.
Enjoy the excerpt and the amazingly theme appropriate music and lyrics.