Since 2000, I have offered Collaborative Practice service to couples who wanted that type of support as they worked through their decisions about their divorce.
Recently I decided to expand the services I offer as I encountered a steady stream of people who were ready to divorce each other who did not want the input of 2 attorneys or a team of professionals in Collaborative Practice. And they definitely did not want to do litigation.
What they wanted was someone to help them make sure they were talking about the things they needed to and maybe help them translate their decisions into documents they could bring to court and handle the proceedings their on their own.
So what I can offer you, as a couple, as options include:
- Using me as a straight Mediator. Even if you’re already involved in litigation.
- Using me as a Third Party Neutral, to guide your discussion through the topics on which you must reach decisions.
- Working with you to prepare the papers required by the court and the clerk and getting you ready to head to court on your own.
In this role, I do not ‘represent’ either of you. And definitely do not ‘represent’ both of you. So it’s important that you understand that I can’t give you ‘legal advice’. That means I can’t tell you whether decisions you two are agreeing to are ‘good’ ones. Nor can I tell you whether you ‘might do better’ if you litigated. [The truth of course is that you always ‘might’ do better. You also ‘might’ do worse. But in either even you will be spending a lot of money to find out.]
If you or someone you know would like to explore these Unbundled Services, I’d be honored if you were to contact me.