When you go through the divorce process, you will need to address all of the same issues regardless of the process you choose.  When you are choosing between mediation and Collaborative Law, you are choosing how you want to discuss those issues. There are many similarities between Mediation and Collaborative Law.  Both are premised on […]

Once a couple has made the decision to part, they have different divorce options available. Which one they choose depends on their own personal situation. The Do-It-Yourself-Divorce A do-it-yourself-divorce is also known as the “kitchen table divorce.” The divorcing couple does all the paperwork themselves and files the documents with the court. This may work […]

A divorce coach is a mental health professional – often a psychologist or an LCSW – who assists the client to effectively move through the divorce. The “divorce coach” is unique to collaborative law. There is an emotional component of divorce that must be addressed, in addition to the legal component. In fact, the emotional […]

During times of transition and grief, parents often expect sadness and anxiety as the news of a divorce is shared and daily activities and homelife changes. We practice empathizing and soothing our children, creating structures and plans to help them feel safe and loved during the changes.  And, still, despite the well thought out plans, […]

Our new life, sheltering in place is in full swing.  Oregonians have been at it awhile and divorcing couples and families are experiencing a wide range of circumstances, challenges and perks. Maybe you’re both still working, just one of you or neither of you are working. Uncertainly looms and timelines for resolution are hazy.  Who […]