When you’re wondering how to get a divorce, it may feel as though you are limited to options that are adversarial and extremely costly financially as well as in terms of time and energy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Collaborative Practice Kansas City, LLC is a greater Kansas City community of independent legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for helping individuals and families transition through divorce. Our vision is to transform the way divorce is resolved to make the usually difficult process less stressful, less drawn-out, less expensive, more respectful, more transparent, and more engaging.
We want to help evolve divorce in the greater Kansas City area from a traditional process that is essentially destructive into a creative process. We do this by showing clients how to get a divorce using the collaborative divorce process. The collaborative divorce 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, except to finalize the divorce.
Throughout the collaborative process, each spouse receives individual legal guidance and advice from their legal counsel and that of neutral professionals who support the team effort in developing creative solutions. Together, the Collaborative Practice professionals leverage the collaborative process to help you figure out how to get a divorce and reach a settlement agreement that works for both parties.
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). Work 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 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. When you are choosing how to get a divorce, Collaborative Practice Kansas City, LLC is here to help.
For more information about collaborative divorce and to learn if it’s right for you and your family, contact a Collaborative Practice team member at 913-380-2560 or click here.