Generally, when a couple obtains a divorce through collaboration, they will require number of people to help them with the process. Depending on the couple’s wishes, they may have just their attorney assisting them. However, many people feel more comfortable with a team of specialists guiding them through this process. It can ease some of the concerns that may be raised throughout this emotional and sometimes confusing process, especially if it is one that they have never experienced before.
Some of the specialists that may be considered when going through a collaborative divorce can include an experienced collaborative divorce attorney, a financial advisor, a collaborative divorce coach, and a child specialist. The financial specialist can take a look at the marital assets, incomes, bank accounts, and other financial aspects of the marriage to determine what the future of those assets should be. The child consultant can help you discuss and determine child custody, visitation, and child support payments with the parents to make sure they are considering what everyone’s best interests are. A collaborative divorce coach can be the person you need to guide you throughout the process so you don’t feel as though you have to walk alone during this emotional time in your life. They are generally a licensed mental health professional who is trained in conflict resolution and can most effectively listen to the concerns and needs of everyone involved.
You can choose whether or not you want to hire any of the other professionals in addition to your collaborative divorce attorney. It is up to you to decide what would be best for your divorce and for your future. Talk to an experienced collaborative divorce attorney today to discuss your options.
If you need an experienced collaborative family law attorney to guide you through the collaborative divorce process with compassion and integrity, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger today.