People often stay in a marital situation they know is unhealthy for a variety of reasons -fear of the unknown, fear of how it will affect the children, fear of being alone and fear of how it will affect them financially. This fear is often related to a lack of knowledge and information. Feeling frightened, lost, alone and isolated as you begin the divorce process is not uncommon.
And whether your divorce is expected or has come as a surprise, the details of divorce can become an overwhelming beast like you never imagined. Divorce can feel like a vortex with no end in sight…. and what will life look and feel like now?
The truth is, sometimes divorce is the best option. There is life on the other side and we can help you create yours.
Whether you come to us as an individual who wishes to explore what divorce might look like, or an individual who is breaking free of a high conflict situation, or a couple who wishes to work cooperatively, our team will provide you with information, education, support and a way forward. We can help you get clear on what you want, understand your rights and work towards a peaceful solution.
Walking the Path With You
Our unique approach combines compassionate coaching with an expert understanding of the logistics of divorce to help you overcome your fears and begin to understand the steps for moving forward. We offer a robust and holistic package of services to truly support and guide you through the process. Our packages are customized to your specific needs but often include financial review, development of proposed settlement options and draft parenting plans, development of a strategy and transition to an attorney or our in house paralegal.
Our team is more readily accessible and less costly than an attorney, so we are available to walk the path with you, helping you make better and more informed decisions. With a clear understanding of your options and the process and team of divorce professionals to support you, you can proceed thoughtfully and with confidence. Knowledge is power— it puts you in control of your case.
We will carefully discuss with you the ideal outcomes of your divorce in a variety of areas including asset division and settlement, financial solvency, personal and household budget, child custody/parenting plan decisions, child support and spousal maintenance. Together we will create a strategy to achieve these goals— taking into account state laws and considering the specifics challenges of your case. Mediation instead of litigation is vociferously encouraged, if possible in your case.
Strategically Positioned to Succeed
Our strategy helps you ‘get the ‘homework’ done’ by gathering all of your supporting documents and the background information you’ll need, to prepare a solid case for your divorce. Surviving a divorce is intensely personal. Being armed with facts, knowing your rights and understanding the process prepares you, gives you confidence and strategically positions you to succeed. Our unique, proactive approach is cost-effective, less combative and ultimately less painful on all parties involved.
Even in the most amicable of dissolution cases, emotions can change quickly and seemingly on a dime. The elements and factors of each case vary. During a divorce, you may be surprised at the behavior, actions, and requests from your spouse. This conflict can be traumatic, hard to understand, painful to internalize and important to process quickly. Our team responds calmly and with skill, to changes and issues that arise. We help you process, consider and calmly respond to surprises and escalations you may face.