DIVORCED OR THINKING ABOUT DIVORCE? Could there be a way where the emotional and financial strain would be ELIMINATED?
YES! Timby Hunt’s divorce practice is different then any divorce firm you will ever see in Bucks County and most of the world.
What do I mean by that? Only about 20% of the divorce process is legal, the rest is emotional.
Simply deciding that you are going to be resolution oriented doesn’t make all of the concern or worry in a divorce go away. You cannot ignore the emotion of divorce.
Attorneys can facilitate a resolution but they cannot do it effectively and efficiently alone. In a typical divorce, this emotion leads to contact with the attorney who really is not equipped or capable of dealing with it, so it is ignored, left to fester and spur more conflict. Increased conflict leads to increased legal fees.
In the collaborative approach we don’t ignore it we deal with it. Divorce coaches who are licensed mental health professionals help clients manage the psychological and emotional factors that might impede the settlement process. Each party has his/her own coach leaving the lawyer to stay focused on the law.
A Child specialist who is trained and experienced in working with families in transition may be added to the team. As advocates for the children, they meet with them and then express the children’s concerns to the parents. In this way, all members have a voice in what the family will look like in the future and a parenting/custody plan can be devised with everyone in mind. The collaborative divorce is the only divorce option that provides children the chance to be heard in any significant way.
Financial specialists help the divorcing couple to assemble, organize and analyze financial data. The financial team members are skilled in budgeting, assessing personal net worth, identifying tax issues and reconciling cash flow with support issues.
Team members all work with the couple not for one over the other. In traditional litigation, each party hires his/her own expert in the area of custody or finances. These experts testify or write reports in favor of one person over the other and they are paid significantly to do so. The goal in Collaborative divorce is to bring the whole family through the divorce using the professionals that can get the job done most efficiently. In this way, the fees for the divorce are allocated to the best person for the job, not just to the attorney. The couple receives more value for their money.
Call Tracy from your computer free and let her explain this terrific alternative to the standard divorce OR by regular telephone at 215-968-6886.
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