Contemplating divorce can be one of the biggest life-time decisions you will ever make. Deciding how you get through the process can have a tremendous impact on how life after divorce will affect you emotionally and financially.
The common approach in our culture tends to lean on legal representation for not just legal guidance but financial, family, and emotional support that can be very taxing for a family law attorney to single handedly manage and resolve. An alternative approach is to build your resolution process team that is comprised of professionals that specialize in each of the key areas of divorce with a focus on meeting the current and future needs that you and your spouse have.
This approach is called collaborative divorce. The goal is to work collectively in a team-based environment comprised of two family law attorneys (each representing one spouse), a financial expert, and a facilitator with a mental health/mediation background. The goal is to reach a mutually acceptable resolution plan designed to meet as many needs and goals each spouse brings to the team to solve. This highly communicative, goals based, and dignified divorce process tends to facilitate higher quality outcomes that can lead to healthier ex-spouse relationships with less negative impact to children.
Wealth Advisor, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst