When facing divorce, one of the things people dread most is the prospect of hostility and the sense that their former partner must now be their adversary. This is especially difficult when minor children are involved and years of co-parenting loom ahead.
Collaborative Practice takes a different approach to divorce, in which parties focus on meeting their interests and needs, rather than taking a position that is necessarily in opposition to their spouse. With the help of attorneys, a financial neutral, and other trained professionals as needed, divorcing couples identify issues and work together in a series of meetings to craft solutions customized for their family.
Because one of the hallmarks of Collaborative Divorce is a commitment to complete and honest disclosure, you may save time and money by bypassing the discovery process that is part of a litigated divorce. Equally important, you can minimize the anxiety, defensiveness and dread that accompanies a legal process that often feels like a zero-sum game.
Many attorneys are willing to help their clients settle divorce cases, but Collaborative Divorce attorneys must undergo special training to help them support and advocate for their clients in a Collaborative process. The goal of the Collaborative process is to minimize hostility and enable the parties to communicate and work together to achieve the best outcome for themselves and their family.
At Tusa Law, our goal is to support you in unwinding your marriage in a way that is best for you, your children, and your future. We understand that, just as with a marriage, a divorce has emotional and financial as well as legal aspects. We work with you and other professionals throughout your Collaborative Divorce to make sure all of your needs are met.
Attorney Genevieve Tusa is a certified member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), and enjoys the invaluable support, resources and other benefits and privileges of membership. If the IACP’s catchphrase “Resolving disputes respectfully” suggests something interesting to you, please visit their website to learn more about Collaborative Practice. Ms. Tusa is happy to discuss options and suitability of Collaborative Practice for your case.
For more information, please contact Tusa Law.