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What is Collaborative Divorce? The Video

What is Collaborative Divorce?

We spend a lot of time trying to explain collaborative divorce on the WolfBridge Financial blog and our new video follows that pattern.

WolfBridge CEO, Michael Kothakota, recently sat down to discuss in simple terms what collaborative divorce really is. In the video he specifically breaks down the difference between collaborative divorce and traditional divorce and explains the role of a financial neutral in the collaborative divorce process.

For additional free collaborative divorce information, check out the links below:

More Free Information on Collaborative Divorce Process:
–> Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce: A Process for Effective Dispute Resolution
–> Podcast: The Differences Between Traditional & Collaborative Divorce
–> Collaborative Divorce in Simple Terms
–> Who is Involved in the Collaborative Divorce Process
–> Financial Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
–> Podcast: Choosing Collaborative Divorce

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce: A Process for Effective Dispute Resolution

WolfBridge Financial CEO, Michael Kothakota, recently co-authored an article with attorney Randolph (Tre’) Morgan III, JD entitled Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce: A Process for Effective Dispute Resolution.

The article was featured in the Charleston School of Law Journal Resolved: A Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Morgan and Kothakota are both members of the Raleigh organization Separating Together, a group of attorneys, financial specialists, child specialists and co-parenting advisors working together to help couples and their families access the collaborative family law alternative in North Carolina.

Below is a short excerpt of the article and a link to download the PDF.

The practice of law is changing. Clients now demand quicker, less expensive, and more effective legal services. In fact, clients do not want legal services anymore. They want solutions.

This is especially true in family law and divorce matters. Fewer and fewer clients adopt the divorce is war mentality that characterized traditional divorce and family law processes. Fewer and fewer clients are willing to tolerate the emotional, financial, and legal destruction that comes with adversarial divorces. Clients want to protect their children, preserve their financial future, and begin the next stage of their lives free of the trauma of an ugly divorce. Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce (ICD) is designed to meet those needs.

However, most dispute resolution professionals either have not heard of ICD or lack sufficient familiarity with the process. This paper presents an overview of ICD, seeks to explain the method, and describes the professionals involved in making it a highly effective dispute resolution process.

Podcast: What Does a Collaborative Divorce Cost?

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One of the most frequent questions we receive when it comes to the collaborative divorce process is a simple one – “How much does Collaborative Divorce cost?”

It’s a sensible question and certainly one that should be asked about any form of divorce you choose. It may seem like collaborative divorce must be more than a traditional divorce, right? Not exactly the case.

WolfBridge Financial CEO, Michael Kothakota, takes a few minutes to answer some of the pressing questions that most divorcing couples have when it comes to the cost of divorce.

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1. So, how bad can the cost of a divorce really be?
2. What happens to a lot of these individuals who you’ve seen go through tough, financially straining divorces?
3. In your opinion, how important is it to make sure the divorce process is a smooth one?
4. Knowing that Collaborative Divorce involves a lot of professionals – is it expensive?
5. Is there are reason collaborative divorce can be more expensive?
6. OK, so collaborative divorce can potentially be more expensive, but there are hidden costs in traditional divorce that often make it more expensive from a financial and personal standpoint?
7. What are some exact cost comparisons between traditional and collaborative divorce?
8. So bottom line, how expensive is divorce?

More Free Information on Collaborative Divorce Process:

–> Podcast: The Differences Between Traditional & Collaborative Divorce
–> What is Collaborative Divorce
–> Who is Involved in the Collaborative Divorce Process
–> Financial Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
–> Podcast: Choosing Collaborative Divorce

Free Collaborative Divorce Information

Because we get a lot of good information from a lot of great people online via websites, blogs, Twitter and Facebook, we thought we would pull together a comprehensive list that includes some of the great places where you can find free collaborative divorce information online.

Check out some of the links below and please let us know if we are missing any other great sources in the comments below or on our Facebook Page.

Twitter

@PeaceADRLawyer –> collaborative practice lawyer settling cases in a peaceful, dignified way. Love music, craft beer, Detroit & U-M sports, husband & lucky father of 3 teen boys.

@SacDivorce –>The family law attorneys at Bartholomew & Wasznicky provide families and individuals throughout the Sacramento region with exceptional legal representation.

@CollabLawKerry –> Collaborative Divorce Attorney in the Triangle Area of North Carolina dedicated to client-determined resolution to separations and divorce.

@LanderholmLaw –> Portland, Oregon Family Law (divorce, child custody, child support and spousal support)

Blogs/Websites

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