The only objective of mediated divorce Collaboration is the future well-being of the post-divorce family by providing the support needed for the divorcing couple with children to uncouple respectfully, confidentially, transparently and affordably. Affordably because the mediated Collaboration divorce process assigns tasks without duplicating effort to the right professional, at the right time and at the right hourly rate.

In mediated Collaboration, a divorce financial professional mediates the couple through documentation of preliminary disclosures, characterization of assets and debt as to Community or separate and valuation of assets and their division.

A family divorce professional mediates the required parenting plan and guides the couple in expressing with clarity their needs and interests. The family mediator can also be available post-divorce to modify the parenting plan as the children grow and develop.

The divorcing couple will each engage a separate Collaborative attorney to consult with privately on what the law says and doesn’t say as a way to inform the final Collaborative mediated agreements which are not limited to what a judge might order but may reflect creative resolutions that work for the couple.

The spousal and child support agreement is jointly mediated by the financial and family professional with the active involvement of the consulting Collaborative attorneys who then memorialize the final marital settlement agreement in the required format prior to signing and submission to the court.


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