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Why a Financial Plan Should Be Part of Your Divorce Process

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By Patrick Janssen If you have worked with a financial advisor during your marriage, chances are you have a financial plan in place that aligns your investment strategy with your life and retirement goals. Operating an investment strategy without a financial plan can often lead to unnecessary investment risk or a growth rate that impedes […]

The Crucial Role of Neutrality in Choosing a Real Estate Agent Who Specializes in Divorce

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By Sheri Brown Going through a divorce is undeniably one of life’s most challenging experiences, especially when it involves the division of assets, such as real estate. In such delicate circumstances, the importance of choosing a real estate agent specializing in divorce, who maintains strict neutrality, cannot be overstated. Understanding the Unique Needs: Divorce often […]

Common Questions of the Person Not Wanting to Divorce

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By Jeannine Lee The parent who is surprised by divorce, whom I will call the Heartbroken, will have similar questions to those posed in this blog article [Common Questions of the Person Who Wants to Divorce] about the person who wants the divorce, but the difference is that the answers will have to be discovered […]

Surviving Survival Mode – Part Three

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By Jeannine Lee Coping Strategies While we are in a survival state we resort to behaviors that have worked in the past, often behaviors learned in childhood. We hang on to them because we don’t know what else to do. These become our coping strategies. Some are good and healthy like going to the gym […]

Surviving Survival Mode – Part Two

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This article contains adapted excerpts from Beyond Divorce—Stop the Pain, Rekindle Your Happiness, and Put Purpose Back in Your Life, by Jeannine Lee. Reprinted with permission. Learn more about the book here. [https://jeanninelee.com/my-book/] Suggestions For Surviving Laurence Gonzales, in his book Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why studied the thoughts and behaviors common to wilderness […]

Surviving Survival Mode – Part One

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This article contains adapted excerpts from Beyond Divorce—Stop the Pain, Rekindle Your Happiness, and Put Purpose Back in Your Life, by Jeannine Lee. Reprinted with permission. Learn more about the book here. [https://jeanninelee.com/my-book/] Collaborative Divorce is the least chaotic and conflictual way to divorce. And…it is still hard. Divorce is hard no matter how you do […]

We Don’t Communicate Well. Can Collaborative Divorce work for us? 

By Jeannine Lee The short answer is Yes. Absolutely. So let’s talk about how. Communication is at the heart of every marriage. In fact, communication breaking down often leads to divorce. The Collaborative Divorce process offers a team model. Collaborative Team Divorces are legal, financial and emotional/relational. The three prongs of the Collaborative Team cover all […]

The Role of a CDFA in Collaborative Divorce

By Patrick Janssen  Unlike most of the traditional separation processes, the collaborative approach to divorce includes a Financial Neutral (FN) that usually holds the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). The support that the FN provides is helpful with identifying the most appropriate financial settlement option for both spouses by utilizing the flexibility within […]

What is The Collaborative Way To Divorce?

By Scott Britan  The Collaborative way to divorce was invented back in 1990 by a divorce lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His name is Stuart G. Webb. After years of representing clients using the traditional litigation process, and watching his clients grow more angry and resentful with each passing month, he thought to himself, there has […]

Collaborative Divorce is a Facilitated Transparent Process

By Beth Brown Ornstein If you and your spouse want to divorce amicably while making informed decisions, the Collaborative Divorce process might be for you. Through this facilitated and transparent process, you benefit from expert legal and neutral financial advice while focusing on what matters most to you as you move forward with your individual […]