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CDC COVA is designed to help you through the trauma of divorce using the Collaborative Method. Collaborative Divorce gives you the advantage of a team approach, consisting of Lawyers, a Divorce Coach/Child Specialist and Financial Planners. The Collaborative Divorce Centers Collaborative Divorce Blog is a great place to discover more information about the collaborative process of divorce.

The Collaborative Divorce Center of Coastal Virginia along with group attorney Linda Shin was featured in an article this last weekend in the Virginian Pilot. The article which also features a client review, speaks to the very nature of the Collaborative Practice. “Collaborative practice – when it pertains to divorce – can offer a lot…

Collaborative Divorce reduces the trauma of divorce. 1. The kids – If you have children, far and away the most important aspect of Collaborative Divorce is that it reduces trauma for the children (and for the divorcing couple). Because Collaborative Divorce utilizes a team of specialists, a licensed Mental Health Professional (known as a Divorce…

DIVORCE. It is a word that is packed with emotional meaning for most people. It can fill marriage partners and their children with anger, betrayal, fear, disappointment, failure, guilt, relief, and a host of other feelings.  Since the divorce rate in the United States for first time marriage is about 50%, just about everyone has…

By SuAnne Hardee Bryant In every divorce there are specific issues that must be decided in order for each spouse to move forward with their new and separate lives. Those issues are: How property and debt will be divided. Whether spousal support will be paid and, if so, how much for how long. What will…

In divorce, the question is not whether there will be conflict but instead, how will the conflict be managed so that each person in the family has their post-divorce goals satisfactorily addressed? There are a number of ways to approach divorce, but all of them must, in the end, sort out the financial and practical…

04/09/2015 By Linda Shin The most urgent concern that many families who are going through difficulty face is how both parents will maintain significant roles and relationships with their children. In a legal environment, this topic gets divided into two segments: custody and visitation. Custody gets further divided into legal custody (who has input into…

CNBC Just published a terrific article on the Collaborative Divorce process. Since this subject is obviously near and dear to our heart, we decided to share. “Litigation makes people be mean to each other. … But people usually don’t know that there’s another option,” she said, “and lawyers don’t tell them.” http://www.cnbc.com/id/102451689

Using A Collaborative Divorce Team Approach to Tame the Paper Tiger When couples first begin the process of divorcing, the task of gathering the information needed to help them make good decisions can feel overwhelming. In many families, the responsibilities have been split between the partners so that one person may have a good idea…

On March 25, 2014, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin, frontman for Coldplay, announced their decision to go their separate ways. The way in which they made that announcement, however, made people scratch their heads in confusion. Paltrow & Martin’s Separation Announcement “Conscious Uncoupling” was the title of the journal entry that Paltrow…

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