Collaborative Divorce Meeting

Dedicated to Helping Your Family

You’ve heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Separating Together family law attorneys believe it often takes a team to create a healthy, safe, and transformative divorce process. We have found that additional professionals can help the parties make decisions or support them through the process. They do not “take sides,” and are dedicated to helping the whole family move forward to new lives.

Meet the Neutral Child Specialists

A child neutral specialist is a child psychologist trained in the collaborative process and familiar with children’s developmental stages. He or she will meet individually with you and your spouse, and then with each child, to observe how the child is handling the family transition and how the parents can help meet the child’s needs. The child neutral specialist will join one of the team meetings and with the attorneys and share information on how you and your spouse can co-parent the children going forward.
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Meet the Divorce Coaches

Divorce coaches play one of the most important roles in the collaborative process. Coaches are psychologists or mental health professionals trained in the collaborative process. Divorce can be sad, painful, scary, but also liberating and a time for new beginnings and choices. Sometimes these feelings come all at the same time. A divorce coach helps you through the ups and downs of the process, and helps you understand what you’re experiencing before and after each team meeting. Interestingly, the smartest people (on paper) often find they benefit the most from having a divorce coach.
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Meet the Financial Neutrals

A financial neutral is a certified divorce financial analyst or financial planner trained in the collaborative process. The financial neutral may meet separately or together with you and your spouse to review options for dividing assets such as retirement accounts and discuss strategies to minimize taxes. He or she can also help each of you develop budgets for your separate lives in the future.
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