CDP has helped hundreds of couples get divorced. Most of these are “amicable” Divorces, where couples are able to reach agreement on division of property and a parenting plan. They don’t need an attorney, and we can save them a significant amount of money. Best of all, we guide them through each step of the Divorce process.
When the Divorce reaches a stalemate and couples need more assistance
But many couples realize that they are making big decisions that will affect the rest of their lives and they know they need additional help. Or, worse, they can’t reach agreement on some of their issues. Child custody and support, alimony and other financial matters can present significant hurdles for divorcing couples, even if they are working together in a spirit of amity. It’s emotional and stressful. There’s a lot at stake, and many couples find themselves completely stalled.
What happens next? Many couples get a reality check when they start researching the cost of two divorce attorneys at $350+/hour. Couples who are still on good terms look for alternative solutions.
CDP’s Guided Divorce with an experienced, neutral third party
Divorcing couples meet with an experienced, neutral third party who guides them through the issues that have stalled their divorce, and together they reach a mutually acceptable resolution. There’s no judge, no winning or losing. Instead, our Guided Divorce is based on the principles of negotiation, an open mind and compromise.
How the Guided Divorce works: Prioritize issues most important to you
- What can’t you live without? It may be your house–your biggest asset that keeps appreciating, and the place your kids call home.
- What will you give up to keep it? Retirement benefits? Long-term financial support?
In this way, compromise proceeds
Each couple sets their own pace, and the process can take as long as necessary. Our skilled guides help couples divide their assets and work through custody matters to reach mutually agreeable solutions. In many cases, it improves communication between spouses—something they’re going to need as they share parenting responsibilities in the years ahead.
Guided Divorce is completely confidential
CDP manages all of the legal documents and files them with the courts. We’re here for our clients, from the initial meeting through settlement. Whether amicable Divorce or Guided Divorce, our dedicated team assists our clients with every step. Contact us with your questions.