Collaborative

Q: Why Collaborative?

By Schonauer Law on May 18, 2020 at 07:23 AM in Collaborative

Most turn to the courts and judges to end their divorce without knowing there is a better, smarter, way to begin a new life.  Why let a judge, a stranger, into your home to make decisions about you and your children, when the decision about what life looks like after marriage can be completely yours?  By ending your marriage collaboratively, you protect your family, you maintain control, and nothing will come as a surprise.

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Don't Litigate

By Schonauer Law on Sep 23, 2019 at 05:29 PM in Collaborative

Even the best judge, under the best of circumstances, cannot make decisions about that which will impact your life with fidelity to your values, your spouse's value, and fairness to your family. 

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Whose Rules?

By Schonauer Law on Aug 07, 2019 at 09:29 PM in Collaborative

Life rarely provides the opportunity to make your own rules, rules that feel fair and work.  A Collaborative Dissolution presents an opportunity for spouses to collaboratively make their own rules, be in control, and determine how new lives will begin, not politicians or judges.

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Considering a Dissolution?  Do it Collaboratively.

By Schonauer Law on Jul 12, 2019 at 03:49 PM in Collaborative

We are reminded the job of a judge are “students who must make [reasoned choices]”

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Collaborative Dissolution Myths

By Schonauer Law on Jul 08, 2019 at 08:28 PM in Collaborative

Few are aware of the collaborative dissolution option, and fewer have knowledge of the collaborative dissolution process.  It is hard to imagine that myths exist, but they do.

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The Neutral Financial Professional in the Collaborative Dissolution

By Schonauer Law on May 04, 2016 at 09:00 AM in Collaborative

In the Collaborative process each party is represented by an attorney. Either one or two coaches are involved to represent and protect the collaborative process. A mental health professional may also be part of the team to bring to the table the needs of involved children. In the Collaborative dissolution, there is only one true neutral person, the Financial professional. The Financial Neutral helps to alleviate power imbalances in the room by the very nature of being neutral.

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The Neutral Financial Professional in the Collaborative Dissolution

By Schonauer Law on Apr 22, 2016 at 09:35 PM in Collaborative

In the Collaborative process each party is represented by an attorney. Either one or two coaches are involved to represent and protect the collaborative process. A mental health professional may also be part of the team to bring to the table the needs of involved children. In the Collaborative dissolution, there is only one true neutral person, the Financial professional. The Financial Neutral helps to alleviate power imbalances in the room by the very nature of being neutral.

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