A better way to divorce

Collaborative Divorce is the Way to Resolution

How Collaborative Divorce can work for you

In Collaborative Divorce, you will work with professional legal counsel to negotiate issues such as alimony and child custody.

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Learn how and where to start to get your divorce resolved in the best way possible
Traditional divorce litigation often leaves former spouses deeply in debt and painfully estranged from each other. Litigation can create resentment that lingers for years and poison relationships between both parties and their children. The Collaborative Divorce process is based upon discussion and compromise. It encourages divorcing partners to talk out and resolve issues with the aid of professional legal counsel.

North Shore Collaborative Divorce is a group of lawyers and professional neutrals who can work with you to find an effective alternative to an adversarial divorce or divorce mediation.

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You are getting divorced: Should you mediate, collaborate, or litigate?

You are getting divorced: Should you mediate, collaborate, or litigate? – Quarterly Zoom Presentation: On August 17, 2022, from noon to 1:00 p.m., Cindy and Attorney Shannon Barnes, who is Of Counsel to Peridot Family Law, will co-host a Zoom seminar. This program...

It’s Time to Get the Divorce Behind You

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Co-Founder of NorthShore Collaborative Divorce, Certified Divorce Mediator and Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney Avoiding an inevitable divorce can be harmful. It is hard to believe, but things do get brighter when the split-up is in...

Preparing for the Financial Aspects of Divorce

By: Jody K. Goldman, ASA, CFE, CDFA®, MBA, Principal, JKG ASSOCIATES, [email protected], (339) 666-049 Getting divorced is often times a messy and arduous process. In addition to disentangling yourself emotionally from your spouse, you must also separate...

Why Interest Based Negotiation Should Be Important To You?

By Shannon Murphy Barnes, co-founder of North Shore Collaborative Divorce. Shannon practices Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Mediation in Peabody and Boston, MA. One of the hallmarks of collaborative divorce is that attorneys and parties commit to using...

A CALL TO COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE FOR LITIGATING ATTORNEY

By:  Attorney Richard J. Reade,  Reade Law Firm, 3 Essex Green Dr., Suite 2, Peabody, MA 01960, (978) 767-4667 Hardly sleeping the night before a hearing and then feeling like your stomach is about to leap out of your mouth as you enter the courtroom are experiences...

The Benefits of Discussion in a Collaborative Divorce

By Scott C. Marks, Attorney, Mediator, Collaborative Professional Often, parties to a divorce have not, for weeks, spoken directly with each other about the issues at hand.   This is because those discussions are difficult and painful and often end in impasse.  That...

Which Way Do I Turn?

By Linda Cohan, MSW, CPC, Neutral Divorce Facilitator, www.lindacohen.com, [email protected], 508-291-5397 (cell) Not too long ago, I received a call from a distressed husband, who was looking for some advice and direction on how to proceed with his divorce. For...

The Collaborative Law Practice and the Current Real Estate Market

By:  Diane C. Pappas, CDFA, CQS, Solutions for Divorce, LLC , [email protected], (978) 833-6144, 33 Andrews St., Gloucester, MA 01930 Rising interest rates and recent sky-high home values have created quite a conundrum for couples going through a divorce. ...

A Few Questions about Neutral Facilitators

by Ginny Simon, Neutral Facilitator Will having a neutral facilitator on my Collaborative Team cost me a lot more money? Is it worth it? When your collaborative attorney recommends that you have a neutral facilitator/divorce coach on your team, your first reaction...

What is the Role of Dignity During a Divorce?

By:  Clinton Dalton, Esq., Watson Dalton LLC, 458 Boston St., Ste. 2-6, Topsfield, MA 01983-1261, (978) 462-3177 The divorce process, at different times along the way, is rife with complicated and heated emotions on both sides.  Triggers abound as a divorcing couple...