|Collaborative Family Law Options
In 2008, a group of Family Law Attorneys, Family Professionals and Financial Planners became the founding members of The Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District (“CDACD”).
Valerie and Kathleen are pleased to have been founding members of the CDACD, and since its inception, they have served as Board Members in the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Marketing Chairperson and Modest Means Coordinator.
The Collaborative Family Law Process can be available for those Clients who desire to achieve resolutions which are emotionally, financially and relationally more satisfying than court litigation produces.
The Collaborative Family Law Process can be utilized for:
• divorce and legal separation
• custody and child support
• spousal support and maintenance
• prenuptial agreements
• modification of Divorce and Family Court Orders
• Familial Partnership formations and dissolutions
and for any other matters which involve conflict or dispute between family members.
The media has reported on the “conscious uncoupling” and use of a collaborative process by notables such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, T. Boone Pickens and others.
The hallmarks of “collaborative family law and divorce process” include:
• a commitment not to litigate
• transparency and voluntary exchange of financial information
• accountability and honest and open communication, assisted by a Team Approach which includes Family Professionals
The following materials and links are available for those who would like more information about The Collaborative Family Law Process:
• CDACD’s Website and Membership List: www.cdacd.org
• CDACD Brochure
• The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP): www.collaborativepractice.org
(See Spring 2012 Volume 12, Issue 1: “What Clients Say About Their Experience in the Collaborative Process”.)