When a couple enters treatment with me to explore divorce options,
I will first work hard to determine with them whether, in fact, they
need to learn how to be married. In circumstances, however, where
dissolution is the answer, I can help a couple navigate the divorce
process without going to Court, and with the integrity and respect
necessary to go forward separate and whole.
Over the past ten
years I have been a founder and member of two multi-discipline
collaborative divorce groups, CCD (the Coalition for Collaborative
Divorce) and most recently ADP (The Alliance for Divorce Professionals
both dedicated to avoiding litigated divorces. My affiliation
with these groups has allowed me to assist in situations where
dissolution has been determined to be inevitable, but where the
divorcing parties recognize their parental responsibility to provide
their children with safety and relational continuity. I have a
high success rate, based on the percentage of my collaborative cases
that have “fallen out” of collaborative practice.
None of my cases over the past decade have proceeded to a litigated,
contentious divorce. Most of them have successfully reached a
peaceful and positive outcome, co-parents living independent lives in
continuous positive contact, their lives separate but interwoven as
children grow and leave the nest. Several cases have
“fallen out” of collaborative into reunification – an
outcome I consider to be an optimum achievement.
If you are
considering divorce, you and your spouse will review your situation,
and we’ll evaluate together what your best course of action might
be. I work very closely with multidisciplinary teams of divorce
professionals who bring divorcing couples the training,
professionalism, and collaborative expertise to see them through this
difficult transition in an effective, solution-focused way.