This video shares the perspective of how essential creativity and innovation is to Collaborative Divorce, and highlights how this Process uses these concepts to provide deeper and more meaningful resolution to families experiencing family breakdown so that they can create a healthy, thriving family moving forward into their next chapter of life.
Featured are 10 Collaborative practitioners from around the world, including the founder of Collaborative Practice, Stu Webb, all of whom describe the power of Collaborative Divorce on a practical and foundational level.
By JORDAN ADAMS
Sarah Lyman hates the word “divorcé(e).” In her view, it has negative connotations, and it doesn’t do justice to the learning and growth that happens during a marriage. To replace it, she coined the term “marriage alumni,” and she doesn’t care if it elicits an eye roll or two.
Interview Video Series – Healthy, Thriving Family After Divorce
What is a divorce narrative? I joined Stephanie Dobson to explain what this is and why it can be helpful for families to create such a narrative, when they want to be conscious about creating a positive and healthy future for the sake of their two-home family. Separating and divorcing families with children or without, and those engaged in an amicable cooperative process or even heated divorce court can benefit from creating and sticking to this narrative. Check out the full interview!
People getting divorced often feel overwhelmed. And the pain of divorce can leave many vulnerable and wondering where to turn. That’s why the idea of “collaborative divorce” is gaining ground, a way to separate in a deliberate process outside of a courtroom and often mediated by lawyers, mental health professionals and others. We’re talking about collaborative divorce and the help—legal, financial, and psychological—the process offers.
Think that going to court to get divorced is the only way to get out of your marriage? Think again! We discuss collaborative divorce and mediation with @divorceshield in this great interview. There is a better way to divorce…you just have to CHOOSE it.
You can learn more about Divorce Shield @ thedivorceshield.com
Rutland Herald news article: Rise in Divorce Filing Noted
While data is hard to come by, mediators and family law attorneys are saying they’re seeing a spike in people interested in getting a divorce.
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Vermont Bar Association Article: Divorce with Dignity
By Nanci A. Smith ESQ
One day in South Royalton seemingly a million years ago, a Vermont Law School colleague quipped: “Practicing criminal law is working with the worst of humanity, while practicing family law is working with humanity at its worst.” Hmm, I thought. Is it true? What does humanity at its worse really look like?
By Mel Huff
MONTPELIER After slugging it out in court for 15 years as litigator in family law, Nanci Smith has concluded that there’s often a better way for couples to divorce than by re-enacting the War of the Roses. Now Smith is one of a number of Vermont lawyers who is offering alternatives to the traditional court-battle model of divorce.
Podcast: Trust the Random
Nanci Smith speaks to Kristin Borquist about what many people will find hard to believe. Divorce that can be healing, honest, and compassionate. Divorce is a difficult process, and for many, it brings a sense of mourning, fear, and anxiety. Nanci discusses Collaborative Divorce.