Collaborative Divorce is a solution for divorcing couples who want to:
* Avoid legal battle and court-ordered decisions * Find a win-win situation for all the parties involved, especially children * Learn ways to co-parent effectively
Collaborative Divorce is a new approach to marital dissolution. It is a process to resolve family disputes without going to court. It is founded on the concept that divorce can be accomplished in a non-combative manner with respect and dignity.
The traditional legal process of divorce is by nature adversarial, with husbands, wives and their attorneys working against each other. When couples get embroiled in an adversarial divorce the outcome is often emotional and financial devastation that can last a lifetime. In a traditional divorce process children are often the big losers! Hostility between Mom and Dad leave the children feeling confused, vulnerable and stuck in the middle. This can lead to adolescent depression later on, which can last for years and taint the relationships with both parents.
Collaborative Divorce views marital dissolution as a problem to be solved rather than a battle to be won or lost. The Collaborative Divorce Team is comprised of a family law attorney and a communication coach for each spouse, a neutral financial specialist, and a child specialist if children are involved.
This Team approach helps reduce the tension during what can be a stressful time for everyone involved.
Private Confidential Mediator . . .
Mediation is a way to deal with conflicts relating to family and interpersonal issues which can be very successful for relatively low conflict couples. It provides an ideal way to avoid the high costs of litigation, and also to empower both parties wtih an agreement they helped craft.
Private Confidential Mediators do not represent either party, but rather serve as a neutral facilitator, helping all parties come to a mutually agreeable decision. By opening honest dialogue between the parties, disputes of all kinds can be overcome and reconciliation achieved in a straight forward, less expensive manner than the traditional legal process. Statistics show that mediation typically results in a high degree of long-term success,since the parties cooperated to reach their decision.
As a Mediator/Mental Health Professional, I help you agree on a parenting schedule and other relevant issues, and I write your Parenting Plan. If you choose to file the Parenting Plan with the courts, you may do so with the assistance of an attorney mediator who can help you mediate the finances.
Mediation may work for you if your situation involves any of the following issues:
Dissolution of Marriage / Separation / Divorce
Custody / Co-Parenting Plans
Post Dissolution or Separation Issues
The first step is calling to discuss your situation and see if you would benefit from Private Confidential Mediation.
Please Contact Deni Deutsch Marshall at (916) 803-5699, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Parenting . . .
In order to have a successful divorce, couples who have children together need to learn effective co-parenting. This does not usually come naturally. If you have not been communicating well in a marriage or cooperating well as parents, you are not suddenly going to begin to do this when you divorce. It takes planning and practive. But if you do so, the pay off is huge for your children.
Many parents wait until well after they have divorced to address this issue and usually only after
proglems arise. I work with parents from the outset - before problems occur - to help them establish a co-parenting plan with the goal of keeping their children's world as stable as possible in spite of their changing circumstances.