A Different Way to Divorce




While our adversarial court system has served society well for criminal and civil disputes, it has proven to be less than ideal for divorce and family matters.  Too often our justice system results in divorces that are far too expensive and stressful, while leaving both parties unsatisfied and with unmet needs.

While traditional divorce encourages parties to "fight" their way to a final settlement, the goal of Collaborative Divorce is to reduce conflict, focus on solutions and encourage healing throughout the divorce process.

Collaborative Divorce is a different way to end your marriage that promotes peace and avoids war.  Divorce doesn't have to be a battle.  Divorce through collaborative practice is a respectful, kinder, and more intelligent option.  Each divorce is a combination of emotional feelings and financial circumstances.  Each divorce is a legal process that must be administered through the court system.  But the good news is that you don't have to go to court or allow someone else to make important family decisions for you.  This process allows you and your spouse to keep your assets and debts confidential, as they do not become a part of the court records.

Through Collaborative Practice you and your spouse are educated and empowered by your collaborative team to make the best decisions for you and your children.  It's much less stressful and generally faster than litigating in court.  In Orange County, through our practice group Collaborative Divorce Solutions, we offer you a healthy divorce process that provides support and guidance to your family through a cooperative team approach.

The professionals affiliated with Collaborative Divorce Solutions have guided hundreds of couples through their divorce and family transition process without the fear of having to fight each other in an unfriendly forum.  You can learn more by browsing the articles, viewing the videos and visiting the professionals part of our website.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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What is Collaborative Law?
Frequently Asked Questions
How Is Collaborative Law Different Than Litigation?
What is a Collaborative Team?
Will Collaborative Law work for your family?
What is the difference between Collaborative Practice and Mediation?



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We invite you to listen to a recent interview about collaborative divorce on  "The Experience" on ESPN Radio. 
The program features Dr. Carol Hughes and Leslee Newman, CDS members, and host, LaFern Cusack.  

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