If you’ve considered collaborative divorce, but still have questions about the process or its effectiveness, it can be helpful to read specific examples of how the process has helped others. Tampa Bay Online (powered by Tampa Bay Times) published an article a few years back that told the story of Tyler Nelson and Pamela Burton.
Nelson and Burton were attracted to the fact that they could avoid years of costly and emotionally draining litigation to end their marriage. “It was a great thing,” said Nelson, 30. “We didn’t disagree on anything. There was nothing to fight about.”
The process that Nelson and Burton went through is typical and what you can expect when you contact us at Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City. Each party retains their own attorney, and there is a neutral financial expert and a neutral mental health expert on the team. The team then works together, to achieve a satisfactory negotiated resolution of all issues. The process encourages better listening, communication, and mutual awareness.
An added bonus? Collaborative divorce often results in you and your spouse feeling more proactive and invested in your resolution and more satisfied about the process and the agreement in general. Nelson seems to agree; he stated that he found the process to be mostly painless. (Burton declined to comment for the story.) Nelson also said they took the collaborative divorce route because of their 7-year-old daughter, Emma. Dividing up the assets from their eight-year marriage, he said, was less important than being able to spend time with his daughter.
We have a team of attorneys, financial experts and mental health experts here to help. Members of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City meet International Academy of Collaborative Professional (IACP) standards for practice excellence. For more information, click here.