The Collaborative Divorce Blog

Preparing for Divorce

Can you really prepare for a divorce? Yes. At least in some respects. While everybody handles divorce differently, there are some approaches that make getting through the process easier. Have your financial records in order One thing that can great expedite reaching a...

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NO LAW REQUIRES DIVORCING COUPLES TO DIVIDE ASSETS 50/50 By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Arbitrator, Mediator, Collaborative Attorney Recently, a distressed client, I will call Casie, came to me. She feared for her future. Casie explained that her husband wanted a divorce...

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What’s Better, Collaborative Divorce or Mediation?

As an attorney who practices both collaborative divorce and mediation, it’s a question I’m often asked. To be honest, my answer really does not matter. The best choice between collaborative divorce or divorce mediation depends on the individuals going through the...

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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...

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Goals & Triggers

All clients should enter the collaborative process with confidence that the agreement that they reach will fulfill their goals. Frequently, goals are often doing what is best for the children, financial security, keeping the family home, or maintaining a life style similar to what they have had as a married person.

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Divorce? You are not alone

Are you facing divorce and feeling sad, angry, or scared? Do you stay up at night thinking “This can’t be happening” or “How am I going o manage this?” You are not alone and a Collaborative Law coach/facilitator can help. If this sounds good to you, and you are...

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Who gets the cat?

Collaborative divorce offers a flexibility you don’t find in litigation. It’s designed that way so that both sides can negotiate, compromise and resolve issues to reach a settlement. The structure and the willingness of both parties to compromise typically cuts a path...

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Why Collaborative Divorce? Answered in One Picture

February is Divorce Month in Massachusetts because there are so many divorces filed that month. So, it is safe to assume that people are right now considering what process to use, that is – Adversarial, Mediation or Collaborative. Elsewhere in DivorcingOptions.com you...

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There is a Better Way to Divorce

Traditional divorce litigation often leaves former spouses deeply in debt and painfully estranged from each other. Litigation often breeds resentment that may linger for years and poison relationships between parties and the children. Collaborative Divorce process is...

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Collaboration or Litigation? You have a choice!

The first step in facing divorce is to select the best divorce process for you, litigation or Collaboration (Collaborative Divorce). Usually, it is best to decide on the process before selecting an attorney. Because attorneys are best at “what they do”, going to an...

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What’s Better, Collaborative Divorce or Mediation?

As an attorney who practices both collaborative divorce and mediation, it’s a question I’m often asked. To be honest, my answer really does not matter. The best choice between collaborative divorce or divorce mediation depends on the individuals going through the...

Goals & Triggers

All clients should enter the collaborative process with confidence that the agreement that they reach will fulfill their goals. Frequently, goals are often doing what is best for the children, financial security, keeping the family home, or maintaining a life style similar to what they have had as a married person.

Divorce? You are not alone

Are you facing divorce and feeling sad, angry, or scared? Do you stay up at night thinking “This can’t be happening” or “How am I going o manage this?” You are not alone and a Collaborative Law coach/facilitator can help. If this sounds good to you, and you are...

Why Collaborative Divorce? Answered in One Picture

February is Divorce Month in Massachusetts because there are so many divorces filed that month. So, it is safe to assume that people are right now considering what process to use, that is – Adversarial, Mediation or Collaborative. Elsewhere in DivorcingOptions.com you...

There is a Better Way to Divorce

Traditional divorce litigation often leaves former spouses deeply in debt and painfully estranged from each other. Litigation often breeds resentment that may linger for years and poison relationships between parties and the children. Collaborative Divorce process is...

Collaboration or Litigation? You have a choice!

The first step in facing divorce is to select the best divorce process for you, litigation or Collaboration (Collaborative Divorce). Usually, it is best to decide on the process before selecting an attorney. Because attorneys are best at “what they do”, going to an...

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