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FAQ2019-11-28T19:12:54+00:00
What Kinds Of Professionals Are On Your Collaborative Team?2019-11-28T19:14:56+00:00

The KDK Legal OutOfCourtDivorce.com team is a holistic group of family lawyers, divorce lawyers, and separation specialists:

  • A Divorce Coach for you that provides emotional support and helps you communicate with the other party effectively and handle conflict.
  • A Financial Specialist who helps you determine the nature and value of your property 
  • A Child Specialist who can assist with complex cases
What Do Lawyers Do In Collaborative Divorce?2019-11-28T19:16:06+00:00

Collaborative Family Lawyers are highly trained in the Collaborative process. They equip you with legal advice, help you negotiate, guide you through the Collaborative process and prepare all the required legal documents. In the Collaborative process, each of you will have your own lawyer.

What Do Divorce Coaches do in Collaborative Divorce?2019-11-28T19:16:56+00:00

Divorce coaches are certified mental health professionals (such as psychologists, clinical counsellors, social workers, or psychiatrists) with specialized Collaborative training. 

Here’s how a Divorce Coach assists the parties and other team members:

  • Helps identify and understand feelings, values and needs
  • Provides support for the emotional aspects of divorce and separation
  • Looks at the problem objectively rather than who’s right or who’s wrong
  • Helps family members improve effective communication and reduce conflict, misunderstandings, and blame
  • Helps parents develop effective co-parenting skills and model healthy communication for the children
What is a “Participation Agreement” and do I have to sign one?2019-11-28T19:19:16+00:00

A Participation Agreement is where both you and your spouse agree in writing to stay out of court, communicate openly and respectfully, disclose all relevant information promptly, keep negotiations confidential, hire new lawyers and start over if either of you decides to go to court, and to not use any disclosed information against each other if you go to court.

Both parties are required to sign a Participation Agreement with you Family Lawyers and Collaborative Divorce Team.

Can Collaborative Divorce Save Me Time And Money?2019-11-28T19:20:21+00:00

Yes Collaborative Divorce can save you tons of time otherwise spent in litigation and the traditional court process.

Collaborative Divorce can be less expensive than the traditional court process. It is designed to be more efficient with four-way meetings among the parties and their lawyers, focused on reaching a settlement. Collaborative Process eliminates the need for multiple experts to prepare documents and exhibits for use in court, or to conduct discoveries or issue subpoenas. The cost of either collaboration or court depends on the number of issues that couples need to resolve as part of their separation.

What Is The Difference Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?2019-11-28T19:21:20+00:00

In mediation, although the main goal is to resolve the issues in dispute, the threat of litigation & court still exists. Either party may decide to terminate the mediation and go to court. In signing the Collaborative Participation Agreement, all parties, along with their lawyers and other professionals involved, agree and commit in writing to reach a resolution without litigation or threats of it. In mediation, there is one neutral third party who leads the process. 

In the Collaborative Process, both spouses have their own lawyer present at meetings. The main goal is to cooperate and reach agreements together, without the threat of litigation & court. Both spouses have access to a holistic team of financial specialists, child specialists, divorce coaches and lawyers with specialized training in Collaborative Process.

What is Collaborative Divorce?2019-11-28T19:09:22+00:00

Collaborative Divorce is an effective no-court approach to separation and divorce that helps protect the dignity and long-term interests of all family members involved. It is a process in which the parties and their lawyers agree in writing to cooperate to create agreements that resolve the issues arising out of the parties separation. No one goes to court or uses threats of court. Instead, Family Lawyers, Divorce Coaches and Financial Specialists work together to help couples and families through separation and into a positive, conflict-free, two-household future.

Why should I choose Collaborative Divorce?2019-11-28T19:10:16+00:00
  • Collaborative Divorce can reduce your stress and legal costs by helping you navigate conflict quickly and effectively
  • Protects children from the harmful effects of divorce and models healthy communication
  • Can give you control of the process and the outcome
  • You can maintain your privacy (your agreement stays private)
  • Helps you establish healthy relationships and a respectful, positive way forward
  • Encourages a win-win outcome that is best for all family members
Can Collaborative Law Be Used To Resolve Other Legal Issues?2019-11-28T19:11:27+00:00
  • Yes – Collaborative Law and interest based negotiation is used in a variety of other settings
  • We have experience using Collaborative Law in other settings such as disputes between business partners and employees and employers

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