Collaborative divorce enables developing creative, thoughtful, and enduring solutions to the difficulties inherent in divorce. It may seem as though the only divorce options are adversarial and extremely costly financially as well as in terms of time and energy but Collaborative Practice Kansas City, LLC knows it doesn’t have to be that way. We want to help evolve divorce in the greater Kansas City area from a traditional process that is essentially destructive into a creative process.
The Collaborative Process
Our vision is to transform the way divorce is resolved. We make the usually difficult process less stressful, less drawn-out, less expensive, more respectful, more transparent, and more engaging. We accomplish this using the collaborative divorce model. The collaborative dispute-resolution process is based on a pledge in which you, your spouse, and your attorneys contractually agree that the attorneys will not go to court other than to finalize the divorce.
Throughout the collaborative process, each spouse receives individual legal guidance and advice from their legal counsel and neutral professionals who support the team’s effort to develop creative solutions. Together, the Collaborative Practice professionals leverage the collaborative process to help you reach a settlement agreement that works for both parties.
Our Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Our Attorneys represent client goals and interests to the team. They work with the team to complete the divorce with integrity and mutual satisfaction. They help you decide how to get a divorce and provide legal counsel and guidance for many of the questions that arise related to decisions made throughout the divorce process.
Our Financial Professionals, also known as Financial Neutrals, work with clients to gather financial information related to assets, liabilities, and budget data, (income & expense details). Working with the Financial Neutral provides financial understanding and financial awareness of the decisions each of you is asked to make throughout the process.
Our Mental Health Professionals, also known as Neutral Coaches, assist couples and families in transition with a focus on communication, problem-solving skills, and the development of a parenting plan, if applicable. The Coach works with the parties to identify and make the most of their strengths, assisting each party to be his or her best during the divorce process, while taking steps toward their new lives apart.
We trust and value these professionals equally and respect the skills they each bring to clients’ needs. We value integrity and honesty in relationships, and connections and reasonable solutions that are mutually beneficial. We believe you deserve affordable, respectful, private, and transparent problem-solving.
For more information about collaborative divorce and to learn if it’s right for you and your family, click here or contact a Collaborative Practice team member at 913-380-2560.