The end of a marriage is an intense process that sends ripples into all areas of your life.
We empower you with knowledge to carefully consider your options and make informed decisions. We educate you on the maze of divorce and what to expect during this process. We are an experienced team of experts in each area of divorce— we help you get organized, strategically prepare, and design a personal approach to your case. We help you understand how your decisions will affect your family and your future.
Our professional team saves you time and money by preparing a personalized strategy for your case, and providing realistic expectations of the divorce process. This advance work allows your attorney to focus on the legal aspects of your case, saving you expensive attorney billing hours.
Mediation or Collaborative Divorce
If you and your spouse have children, property to divide, and you need help sorting out the details but would like to work together, mediation or collaborative divorce are both good options for you to consider for dissolution.
How DSNW Can Help:
Our team at DSNW can support you in collaborative divorce, through our coaching and mediation services, which are designed to help you and your spouse remain amicable, and reach a mutually-desired outcome for your divorce. Our work together helps you understand your rights and sort through the details, so you can arrive at a settlement division that is acceptable to all.
We help you identify your goals, understand and ask for what you want and need, and negotiate from a place of power. As part of the mediation process, we will draft a detailed parenting plan and financial settlement agreement that will be functional for you and your family, now and into the future. At the end of our work with you, when you and your spouse have agreed upon the terms, we will transition you to an attorney / paralegal for legal review and filing of the final paperwork.
Our approach is unique, and differs from traditional mediation. We provide personal, in-depth coaching, along with mediation services, to help you understand your goals, and create an action plan for moving forward. Ours is a more holistic approach, and increases the likelihood of a satisfying outcome for both parties and for your children, long-term.
Typical Cost for DSNW services, legal review and filing fees are $6,000 per couple
Working with our team is far less expensive than the traditional divorce process. Our support ensures that the legal process is done properly, and greatly reduces the chance that costly modifications will be needed.
DSNW provides you with:
Coaching and Preparatory Services
If yours is a high-conflict case, there is an added layer of complexity for the custody of financial negotiations in the dissolution process. In such cases, you should consider hiring an attorney.
If there is abuse or intimidation in the relationship, or if one spouse appears to be withholding or hiding information, you should consider hiring an attorney.
If your spouse hires an attorney, you should consider hiring an attorney.
How DSNW Can Help:
Working with DSNW can you save thousands in legal fees by helping you select the right attorney, preparing you to work with your attorney more efficiently, and working with you and your attorney, at lower rates. When preparing you for a high-conflict case, we help you do your “homework” and get organized in advance, positioning you to work with your attorney efficiently and with confidence.
Our preparatory work can include coaching, to help you manage your emotions, helping you make informed, rational decisions. We help you advocate for yourself, now and in the future. This means that you, not your spouse nor your attorney(s), are driving the process.
We empower you, and ensure that you are making decisions that are in your best interest. Working with professionals, we help you understand your options, and ensure that you are protected, setting you and your family up for success. Our objective is to minimize both financial and emotional costs during the process of divorce.
Our support includes:
The legal fees for a high-conflict or a complex divorce case are hard to predict. Our support fees are flat, and are quoted to you in advance. DSNW clients save tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, because our preparatory work empowers clients, and we hand-select cost-effective and (sometimes flat-fee) attorneys.
The average cost of a high-conflict divorce varies, but $75,000+ per client (in attorneys’ fees alone) is not uncommon (when working with an attorney alone). Through our coaching process, and working in tandem with our prep work, we have successfully helped high-conflict couples reach an agreement faster, with more holistic satisfaction, and for far less in attorneys’ fees.
Working with Divorce Strategies Northwest, typical savings are an 80% reduction in overall dissolution costs.
I needed so much help when I decided to leave my marriage, but every attorney wanted more money… and I felt like I was getting nowhere! A friend suggested I talk with Stephanie and her team at DSNW. OMG, exactly what I needed! I needed a plan. A clear roadmap to get out.
Divorce Strategies Northwest was just what I needed when my husband surprised me with divorce paperwork. Their wise team guided me through the scary maze I was being forced to walk, and their leadership was exactly what I needed.
The DSNW team helped me determine my goals, gather my documents and ready my children, so we could create and live a better life together. By the time I hired an attorney, I was ready. I felt confident. The divorce process was swift, focused, and far less draining and expensive.
DSNW walked me through the darkest days and helped me find professional help I didn’t even know was out there. They were empathetic, caring and insightful, during a process I wasn’t sure I could survive. Besides saving me money, they brought HOPE back into my life.