• 06/06/14The Collaborative Institute 2014
    Speaker: Sharon Strand Ellison on Non-Defensive Communication

Divorce can be one of the most destructive and painful processes a person ever goes through. But it doesn't have to be. A growing number of parting couples, along with attorneys, mental health professionals and financial consultants have been seeking a more constructive alternative. The result is the Collaborative Divorce model.

Collaborative Divorce is designed to resolve the issues in a family breakup using cooperative strategies rather than conflict and litigation. The process is open and mutually respectful. There must be full disclosure and good faith. If needed, jointly selected experts such as child specialist and financial planners are enlisted to assist in finding solutions which focus on the needs of the children and the financial well-being of all involved. The parties are direct participants in the outcome, with legal advice and support from their attorneys to assist them.


CDA is so proud to have 18 of its members mentioned in Bethesda Magazine's Top Divorce Lawyers.
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Collaborative Divorce is a process for separating or divorcing parties to justly and equitably resolve their differences that avoids the necessity of going to court.