Collaborative Divorce is a dignified, cooperative, and respectful process in which a separating/divorcing couple, with the assistance of their attorneys, work together to negotiate the best outcome for both participants.
The process is based on a voluntary and free exchange of information, the pledge to not go to court, and the commitment to finding resolutions that recognize the interests of both participants. The Collaborative process involves a commitment to address issues without threatening language or resorting to expensive court proceedings, to produce all financial records, and to not speak negatively about the other parent in front of their children.
The Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District’s members are attorneys, mental health professionals serving as facilitators, divorce coaches, and/or child specialists, and Certified Financial Planners practitioners familiar with the unique problems facing separating and divorcing couples. All members have completed special training in the collaborative process and are members of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. The association meets monthly to provide educational and professional support to its members.