Think about it this way, if everyone waited for their own specific need to learn about the WEB, where would we be today? Most of us started to learn about the WEB because we recognized the evolution of a major innovation which could lead to changed aspects of our communication. I will explain the process of Collaborative Divorce in this blog article.
Initially, many of us didn’t feel we needed such change. Our telephones worked fine, faxes were efficient, and we had libraries to support our research. But then more and more of us began to realize that even if we didn’t see our own immediate use of the WEB, it would serve us well to learn about this new innovation – to understand how the WEB worked – what it could do – and how we could use it either for ourselves or someone we knew. Sooner than we expected, the WEB became a core part of our lives.
Similarly, Collaborative Divorce represents a major developing legal and social change which substantially changes the way divorce is handled. This dynamic process was introduced in New York State in the early 2000’s by a group of innovative attorneys who formed The New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and which now offers education and training to practitioners throughout New York State.
You don’t have to be someone who is personally involved in a divorce to learn about the concepts and benefits of Collaborative Divorce. It is almost certain that you will know someone in a divorce situation – a relative, friend, or coworker or client who will benefit from your good advice. Knowing about Collaborative Divorce gives you an informed opportunity to be of real assistance when you are asked for help.
Usually, when people think of divorce, the litigation model comes to mind. In the litigation process, finding the best advocate means finding the professional who will pursue client objectives no matter the price, and often to the destruction of the financial interests and future relationships of the client.
A few weeks ago, my blog, “Out of the Mouths of Clients”, http://lawyersonli.com/clients-long-island-new york-divorce-experiences-children/, presented the testimony of certain clients who suffered the negative consequences of their mistaken choices. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard divorce survivors who used the traditional litigation approach say, “there should be a better way!”
Well, Collaborative Divorce offers that better way! We sometimes refer to Collaborative Divorce as an alternative dispute resolution process since it provides a fundamentally different approach to solving the conflicts that divorce creates.
In this process, each party is represented by their own committed advocate who assist in identifying the real interests of the parties and who work in a conflict resolution model that promotes the development of compromised solutions. These solutions are developed by the parties with the assistance of their attorneys and other neutral professionals in a multidisciplinary setting that will enrich the parties’ experience. And best of all, there is no need to bring the couple’s issues to court!
I urge you to go to Collaborative Divorce Resolutions website, www.cdrli.com for further learning about this process.
Collaborative Divorce Resolutions is a group of Long Island professionals who practice collaborative law divorce and who are dedicated to bringing this model to divorcing clients.
The Collaborative Divorce paradigm is being introduced on Long Island and throughout New York State in order to promote the benefits this process has to offer.
Join the effort! Tell anyone who is considering divorce or who is in an ongoing divorce litigation that seems like it will never end, to consider exploring this process. It will make all the difference when the right choice is made!
And your efforts will be a good deed that will not be punished!