Those Getting Divorced Don’t Know; You Have to Tell Them!

The Importance of Promoting Collaborative Practice by Professionals: by Kylie Grenier Professionals trained in Collaborative Divorce know the significant benefits for couples that are divorcing, but those looking to get divorced don’t. It’s an issue those who practice collaborative divorce understand, but the question remains the same; how can we promote collaborative divorce and its …

Why We Use Coaches in Collaborative Divorce

By Karen Ela Kenny Very often a client will ask their attorney, “Why do we need a Coach? Won’t that just be an added expense that we don’t really need?” These are valid questions and here are some helpful responses. The Coach will meet with the parties together and individually before a Participation Agreement is …

Be Proud of your Decision

– Michelle Teterault It takes courage to take a risk, to move in a direction that is different from others. Choosing to separate or end a relationship can be a difficult and painful process. If you have made the choice to “uncouple,” remember that you can do this within a peaceful and dignified process. Choosing …

Tackling Taxes After a Divorce

by Kristina George      Divorce is difficult enough. What could add to the anxiety that divorce brings? Taxes. If you are one of the many people who recently divorced this year, as a result you will be coping with new tax issues, and you may be filing your own tax return for the first …

Statement on Racial Justice

To Our Collaborative Community: Due to our increased awareness of recent unfair treatment and long history of abuse of persons of color, we as collaborative professionals commit ourselves to facilitating change.  As lawyers, financial professionals and mental health professionals we have the knowledge and skills that allow us to be able to help make change on …

Collaborative Divorce Through Zoom

By Attorney Meegan Reis, who is a partner at the law firm of Dwyer, Donovan and Reis in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She currently practices Family Law and has been fortunate to be able to take her passion for mediation and collaboration and create a firm where that is the focus. Like so many of us, …

Divorce and Coronavirus: Should You Wait?

Perhaps you are contemplating divorce and the recent economic and health concerns have you questioning what you should do.  We simply don’t know how long the COVID-19 will cause a major shift in every aspect of our lives, including our financial security. By Kristina George, CPA, Certified Financial Planner ® and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.®  She …

A Healthier Alternative: Collaborative Divorce

By Caren Rifkin, LICSW, Collaborative Coach When divorcing couples treat each other like adversaries in a lawsuit, the effects can be devastating to individuals and families. When a couple chooses to divorce using collaborative practice, the process is distinctly different. Working collaboratively with a professional team and coaching couples during the divorce settlement process has …