• ​​​​​​Will it Work for Me? 

The Collaborative Divorce Process is likely to be a workable option for you if you agree with the following statements:

  • I believe that families don’t belong in court.
  • I want to maintain the tone of respect, even when we disagree.
  • I want to prioritize the needs of our children.
  • My needs and those of my spouse require equal consideration, and I will listen objectively.
  • I believe that working creatively and cooperatively solves issues.
  • It is important to reach beyond today’s frustration and pain to plan for the future.
  • I can behave ethically toward my spouse
  • I choose to maintain control of the divorce process with my spouse, and not relegate it to the courts.

What is Collaborative Divorce? ​


Dr. Gilman can meet with you for a FREE 30 minuteconsultation to discuss your situation, and make a referral to a collaborative attorney who can discuss your family law options.

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The Collaborative Divorce Process is a new way for you to resolve disputes respectfully — without letting a judge decide the fate of your family — while working with collaboratively trained professionals who work to support you and your family through the legal, financial, emotional, and parenting issues.

The heart of Collaborative Practice or Collaborative Divorce Process (also called “no-court divorce,” “divorce with dignity,” “peaceful divorce”) is to offer you and your spouse or partner the support, protection, and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court. Additionally, Collaborative Divorce allows you the benefit of child and financial specialists, divorce coaches and other professionals all working together to help you to identify and meet your goals.

Dr. Deborah Gilman