Collaborative Practice is a new model of family law which helps families through separation and divorce while protecting the adjustment of the children as well as the parents. Each Collaborative team consists of two attorneys, at least one Collaborative Coach, and a Financial Neutral. The Collaborative Team works together, with the family, to move the clients through separation and divorce with respect, integrity, and attention to the needs of each person in the family.
Collaborative Practice provides people with their own control over decision-making. The Collaborative process is very effective at fostering creative solutions to both parenting issues and property and financial divisions. In the Collaborative Model, there is an agreement that the parties will not litigate the divorce.
As a Collaborative Divorce Coach, I help clients work through their financial and property settlements in conjunction with their attorneys and a financial expert. Whether you are focusing on financial issues, or parenting issues, I facilitate communication, and the articulation of your goals and needs.
A collaborative divorce coach will help you:
- Identify the emotionally laden issues that are likely to trip you up
- Better focus on the issues being discussed
- Teach you strategies to avoid being derailed
- Help you be a better communicator
- Assist you to plan for your life as a newly single person.
If you are interested in collaborative divorce, please contact me. My office is located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, minutes from Washington, DC and close to Bethesda, MD and Potomac, MD.