Category Archives: Collaborative Divorce

Why You Should Go to Therapy When Going Through a Divorce?

Family in therapist office.
Divorcing brings up so many emotions, from excitement to fear, from confidence to feeling lost, and so many other feelings in between. It’s hard to sort them out on your own. When we first meet with our potential clients, we share that each person, including the children, has access to a mental health professional when they use the collaborative divorce… Read More

The Importance of a Mental Health Professional in a Divorce

Woman talking with mental health professional.
When you finally make the difficult decision to dissolve your marriage, your mind is likely going a mile a minute, and your emotional wellbeing is extremely compromised. This unhealthy combination can increase the chance of you experiencing depression and anxiety. When you utilize the collaborative divorce process, you are supported by a team of professionals one of whom is a… Read More

How Does a Financial Neutral Help in Your Divorce?

Couple meeting with a financial neutral.
We all agree that divorce can be a crushing process. There are many To-Do items, emotional triggers, and financial decisions to consider. It can be overwhelming at times. But did you know that when you use the collaborative divorce process, you will have a team of experts at your disposal who can help you navigate through the proceedings and come… Read More

How To Help Your Kids Through the Anxiety of Divorce

Mother hugging little boy with teddy bear.
When you find yourself going through a divorce, you are busy dealing with your emotional well-being. However, it’s also imperative not to overlook your children’s emotional well-being, no matter their age. When you choose to utilize the collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse will have a child mental health specialist available to you who is versed in helping with… Read More

Financially Preparing for Divorce

Woman going through financial records.
Getting a divorce is stressful both emotionally and financially. There is no doubt about it! There are so many “plates” to keep spinning at the same time, but did you know when you use a collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse are surrounded by a team of experts that are willing to help you keep your “plates” spinning, with… Read More

Divorce and Your Children’s Emotional Health – Join Us for Divorce Options San Diego Workshop, April 3

Little girl sitting on moms lap playing patty cake
Going through a divorce is difficult, especially when children are involved.  With professional help, you will be able to help your kids through your divorce. Join us on April 3 to learn tips on how you can help your children through your divorce. Learn more about our workshops and RSVP here.… Read More

Spring Cleaning – Does That Include Your Marriage?

By: Shawn D. Skillin, Collaborative Family Law Attorney and Mediator After 24 years as a Divorce Attorney, I have noticed some patterns emerge in my practice. They have evolved a little over the years as we’ve trudged through recessions and a pandemic. But the current trend seems to hold.  Spring and Divorce go hand in hand.  This pattern was found… Read More

Divorcing in the Month of Love

February is the month of love. Do you have concern about divorce process? Collaborative San Diego can help you, contact us today at (858) 472-4022 to schedule a consultation! But what if love is lost? What if instead of falling in love, or being in love, you are facing the end of love or the transition from marriage to divorce?… Read More

How to Manage the Stress and Anxiety of Divorce

By Shawn Skillin, Esquire ShawnSkillinLaw.com Divorce is a big, huge, significant, and stressful life transition. It’s not a transition that most people plan for. Whether you asked for the divorce yourself or were surprised by a request for a divorce from your spouse there is change ahead and change produces stress and anxiety.  You may not be sleeping well, eating… Read More