Category Archives: Collaborative Divorce

Can I Collect Social Security From My Ex?

Social Security Cards
Dividing a couple’s financial assets during a divorce can be tricky if you are not versed in how all the components work and function. During this process, many questions come up, and how social security is handled is a common area of concern. When you choose the collaborative divorce process, there will be a team of experts that you can… Read More

Why Is Collaborative Divorce Important To Keep Families Together

Collaborative Law written on law book with gavel laying next to it.
By Rebecca Medina When couples enter into the collaborative process, both spouses and their respective attorneys, financial neutrals, divorce coaches, and mental health experts agree to resolve their marital issues respectfully, encouraging the family unit to be separate and intact once the divorce is finalized. Often highly emotionally charged conversations occur during a divorce, and this type of rhetoric can… Read More

Importance of Child Therapy During Divorce

Child talking with child therapist.
Frequently we see that our clients’ children struggle with emotions when trying to process their parents’ divorce. This struggle may show up as emotional withdrawal, unwanted behavior or a regression in previously mastered skills. Children may struggle with the thought that their living arrangement is changing, the need to attend a new school, the thought that they have to “pick”… Read More

What You Should Know About Filing Your 2021 Taxes After Divorce

Tax documents with calculator and pencils.
Divorce is never easy. It’s filled with twists and turns that you usually don’t see coming. But when you use a non-adversarial approach, such as the collaborative divorce process, you both will work with a team of professionals that can help guide both of you and help you sort out your tax filing needs. One of the professionals on the… Read More

Tips On How To Effectively Co-Parent

Father and Mother each holding one child in their arms.
During a divorce, there is so much more to think about when you have children. One of the most important things to discuss is how you and your co-parent will raise your children. What you think is the right path forward may differ significantly from what your soon to be former spouse believes. But, when you use the collaborative divorce… Read More

When Going Through a Divorce, Who’s Responsible for Your Children’s College Education?

Jar of money sitting next to college books.
When you are starting to go down the path of divorce, there are many things to keep in mind, especially when you have children. No matter your children’s current age, you and your partner should plan for their future. One never knows if their future will include college or beyond. When you are paying child support, your payments can be… Read More

Creating a Holiday Schedule for the Kids During (and After) Divorce

Young boy and girl sitting down with white lights behind them.
With the holidays in full swing, we often see couples who are divorcing struggle with the all-time stressful seasonal question – Who gets the kids for the holidays? It’s one of the top questions that comes up during the collaborative divorce process. Our team of professionals– divorce coaches, mental health therapists and child specialists–along with input from the couple and… Read More

Nesting: A Child Centered Solution

Big sister hugging little brother while sitting on chair.
The most common concern I hear from divorcing parents is “will our children be ok?” They also frequently want to know what the best parenting plan is. My answer is always that if there was a perfect parenting plan, we would all be using it, but there isn’t. However, the best parenting plan is the one you can both agree… Read More