Collaborative Divorce is a series of meetings for separating or divorcing couples to resolve disputes without litigating in court. The couple controls the results. Your team of collaborative professionals guides and protects you as you resolve financial, legal, custody and emotional issues, while preserving the dignity and integrity of all family members.
Couples agree to select a neutral financial specialist. Each partner chooses his/her own collaborative attorney and licensed mental health professional (“Divorce Communications Coach” who helps handle intense emotions and facilitates co-parenting). A neutral child specialist informs co-parenting, represents children’s needs, addresses the best interests of the children, and limits the adverse impact of divorce on children. The professional team works together to help each couple generate outcomes to suit their family’s unique needs.
Your team of collaborative professionals works together to reduce costs and ensure couples receive the particular expertise needed. Couples using this process find that their agreements are more satisfying and long-lasting. In addition, co-parenting relationships are usually more effective for families who have used the collaborative divorce process.
Pasadena Collaborative Divorce (PCD) professionals – financial specialists, licensed mental health professionals and attorneys – are specifically trained in the Collaborative Divorce process. You can review our biographies and select your collaborative team by calling and interviewing PCD professionals. Starting the process is as simple as calling any one of us.