Author Archivesss: Jac Knust

20 May 2014

How to Create a Successful Collaborative Divorce

Divorce

After the participants have selected the Collaborative law approach to resolve their differences and finalize their divorce, they will follow these steps.  Some of the steps may be repeated or skipped and some may not occur, depending on the facts of each matter.  These steps follow the steps found under Considering the Collaborative Process. Here more...

13 May 2014

F.O.R.D. Driven Approach to the Collaborative Divorce Process

Divorce

After the participants have signed the Collaborative Divorce agreement, the participants will then identify all concerns or issues they may have and wish to discuss in the meetings.  When discussing each concern or issue the Professionals prefer to use the following process, that some like to call F.O.R.D.: Fact Gathering: In this stage the participants more...

6 May 2014

You’ve Signed the Collaborative Divorce Agreement. Now What?

Divorce

You and your partner have reached an acceptable Collaborative divorce agreement and you both have signed the Agreement.  So, what happens now? Depending on when you and your partner separated you may have to wait until you have been separated for one (1) year before filing for divorce with the Court.  If you have already more...

22 Apr 2014

Is the Collaborative Divorce Process Right for You?

Divorce

Before starting the Collaborative Process, the participants might follow the following steps in order to choose whether the Collaborative Process is for them.  Here is a quick overview of each step, which will be discussed in further detail later in this eBook. Step #1: Learning about and understanding the Collaborative Process. It is different from more...

24 Feb 2014

Collaborative Divorce Solution Meetings

Divorce

This is the eleventh step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. After the first collaborative divorce meeting with all team members, the participants may meet with their coaches, neutrals or specialist before all the team members meet again.  At more...

24 Feb 2014

After The First Full Team Collaborative Divorce Meeting

Divorce

This is the tenth step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. The participants will meet with their financial neutral/specialist, coaches and/or child specialist in between each collaborative meeting. A: Financial Specialist/Neutral The financial neutral may ask the participants to more...

24 Feb 2014

The First Full Collaborative Team Meeting

Divorce

This is the eighth step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. At the 1st full collaborative team meeting, the participants may feel some tension between them as they sit across from each other with their respective professionals next to more...

24 Feb 2014

Team Professional Pre-Meeting for a Collaborative Divorce

Divorce

This is the seventh step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. Now that the participants have selected the Collaborative Process, the Professionals will usually have a pre-meeting to discuss the case, any issues that may have arisen since the more...

24 Feb 2014

Choosing a Collaborative Divorce

Divorce

This is the sixth step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Divorce Process works. Click here for the previous step. Arriving at this step might have taken awhile and you may not fully appreciate the benefits of the Collaborative Divorce, but you and your partner have decided you more...

17 Feb 2014

Choosing a Professional Trained in Collaborative Law

Divorce

This is the second step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. There are four different professionals that are used in the Collaborative Law Process: Financial neutrals/specialists, Attorneys, mental health coaches, and child specialists.  In order to be recognized as more...