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Divorce Peacefully in 2021

“Peaceful” and “divorce” are not two words typically found together. Yet collaborative divorce, a method of divorcing in which both parties sign a contract to stay out of court, can provide an avenue of options for spouses seeking to tamp down the angst and anger of...

Why Should I use a Divorce Coach?

“Divorce coaches are vital members of the team. We estimate that only about 20 percent of what we deal with in a divorce matter is legal – the remaining 80 percent is emotional” (Webb and Ousky, 2006, p. 89). What do you think when you hear the term “Divorce Coach”?...

12 Things to Think About when Creating a Parenting Plan

When creating a parent plan during the collaborative process, it is important to remember you as the parents have more control and input than when creating a custody schedule in a non-collaborative divorce. A typical custody schedule outlines the where and when of the...

Working with Support Income for Mortgage Financing

Divorce and mortgage financing concerns are often a touchy subject in divorce situations. Particularly when one spouse is dependent upon income awarded from the divorce for mortgage qualifying purposes and also when contingent liabilities are present, such as a...

DIVORCE & COLLEGE – WHO PAYS AND HOW?

During these trying pandemic times, many divorcing couples find new challenges regarding educating their kids. In addition to having virtual K through 12 learning, and the challenges this creates for separated or divorced couples, college planning for these parents...

Collaborative Law in the Days of COVID

The practice of Collaborative has not only not been negatively impacted by Covid-19, it has actually been enhanced in many ways. Most Collaborative Professionals, as of the date of this writing, are not seeing people physically in their offices. The Collaborative...