One of the first things that a divorcing couple needs to do is gather your financial information. In the divorce process you will both need to have a complete picture of your financial situation before you can begin to work on a settlement agreement. In a Collaborative Divorce, this step is easier than in traditional litigation because you have the assistance of a neutral financial … [Read more...] about 4 Keys for Working with Your Divorce Financial Professional
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears-Rumi Divorce can stir up profound and painful emotions; regret, confusion, a sense of overwhelm and, oftentimes, debilitating fear. Although divorce has become a more common occurrence, the personal struggle with the fear and anxiety that divorce can cause is daunting. In traditional litigation, the focus is not on addressing the fears. Each … [Read more...] about Overcoming Divorce Fears
If you are considering a divorce, there are programs throughout California called “Divorce Options Workshop” that is helpful for you to attend before you begin your divorce process. Typically, an attorney, mental health professional, and financial consultant will each talk about what happens in a divorce. The professionals will explain the different processes you have to choose from: … [Read more...] about Which Divorce Process is Best for Me?
One of the major decisions divorcing parents need to make is how to manage custody and visitation of the children. The court has guidelines to follow but prefers for the parents can work together to form their own parenting plan. This generally works out best for the parents, the children, and the court. What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is a road map for parents. It puts … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting After Your Divorce is Over
When couples decide to divorce, most are aware of traditional divorce litigation where each party gets their own attorney, and the adversarial process begins. It is easy with parties in litigation, each armed with their own attorney, to see everything as a fight with only one winner, making the other party the loser. Winning and losing should not be the standard for a family law case and there is … [Read more...] about Why Does Collaborative Divorce Work?
In a traditional divorce, parents are often battling between themselves about how to take care of the children, both financially and emotionally, when the family is no longer living together in one household. One of our goals with our clients is to assist them with a post-divorce budget that is related to the children in ways that decreases the contention in a divorce and puts the … [Read more...] about Children, Divorce and Money