Collaborative Divorce is an alternative dispute resolution model to help families move through the very difficult time of divorcing into a healthy future for the entire family. As a Collaborative divorce coach, David helps clients work through concerns and struggles encountered in the separation and divorce process. He will listen and help identify your prioritized interests, voice them and coach you to bring your best self to this very challenging time in your life. Using the Collaborative team model we work to forge a future you can live with.
Instead of litigating through the courts in an adversarial process, Collaborative team divorce provides a proven non-adversarial process with a skilled and supportive team to help you and your spouse to negotiate and co-create an outcome you can both live with. Goals and interests are established and the couple is helped with creative option development, problem-solving and choosing among refined options. Transparency and respectful behavior are hallmarks. The goal is for the divorcing couple to attain independence through a deep and durable resolution and a new co-parenting relationship that is healthy for them and their children.
The collaborative team consists of two attorneys and two coaches (who are licensed mental health professionals), a financial neutral and – if there are minor children – a neutral child specialist (also a licensed mental health professional). All have received training in this model and work together to support the couple. Your team members remain available afterward for ongoing support in implementation of your agreement. In Collaborative divorce the couple, not the judge, decides what is best for your family. The final separation agreement and co-parenting plan must be filed with the Court and is a legal binding resolution.
Highly recommended reading is Collaborative Divorce – The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life by Pauline H. Tesler, M.A., J.D. and Peggy Thompson, PhD. Please contact David and he will be happy to discuss divorce process options, answer questions and help you find what best fits and serves you, your family and situation.