The decision to divorce your spouse, especially when you share children, is never easy or simple. It's a major life event that presents a seemingly overwhelming number of questions: How much will it cost? How does mediation work? When should we tell the children? What documents must be filed? Do I need a lawyer?
A lack of objective information and pre-litigation guidance can lead to unnecessary trauma and expense in the typical divorce. Divorce Facilitation is an innovative alternative, where an experienced family law professional who is NOT your attorney acts as your navigator through the "rapids" of divorce.
Ideally, Divorce Facilitation starts when you're pondering the pros and cons of divorce and could use some wise guidance. As a Divorce Facilitator, I help you think through your course of action (including alternatives to divorce). Once you are clear about what you want, I'll work with you to execute your plan, serving as your personal guide from start to finish. This "legal concierge" service includes:
> Taking the time to learn about your unique circumstances, concerns, and considerations, and the special needs of your family;
> Helping you make an informed decision about mediation versus litigation, and then helping you identify professionals with whom you feel comfortable;
> Educating you in general terms about state law regarding custody, child support, alimony, and property division;
> Serving as your sounding board as you negotiate the terms of your divorce;
> Guiding you toward resources that support the well-being of you and your children during the emotionally-charged transitions that accompany divorce;
> Maintaining a calm, objective, and trustworthy perspective that you can rely on as you make your way through the unfamiliar and complex territory of divorce.