Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative DivorceIn family law, a new process known as Collaborative Practice exists.  With a Collaborative Divorce, a divorcing couple together with trained professionals – attorneys, divorce coaches, child specialists, and financial specialists – work as a team to resolve disputes respectfully and without going to Court. 

A Different Way To Divorce

Collaborative Practice is a reasonable approach to divorce based on three principles:

  • A written agreement not to go to Court
  • An honest exchange of information by both spouses
  • A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both spouses and their children

Mutual respect is fundamental to the collaborative way.  You may cease being spouses, but you don’t cease being worthy human beings.  When respect is given and received, discussions are likely to be more productive and an agreement reached more easily.

Mr. Norton has written extensively about collaborative divorce.  You may view here an article which appeared in the legal journal, Across the Bar and in the Central Valley Business Journal.  Further information can be obtained from the various sites at our links page.  

Collaborative divorce is an attractive alternative for families who desire the best for their children and for people who value their privacy.