Going through a divorce is a stressful process. The uncertainty about your future can be an all-encompassing concern. In the Collaborative Divorce process, we have tools that can help sort out your concerns and work to turn that fear into a positive view of what your future will look like.
What Do You Want Your Future to Look Like and Is That Possible?
You are not alone. It is natural for divorcing people to be worried about their future and need some help to get them through the divorce process. The collaborative process helps you to figure out what you want your future to look like and analyze your finances realistically to determine if it is possible or if your future plans need to change a little to accommodate your budget.
Some specific ways the collaborative process helps:
- You work with a certified financial divorce analyst, a neutral financial professional to help you determine a realistic budget and how you can make that work for your future.
- Do you want to buy your own home? Do you have a location where you might want that home to be? The professionals will help you determine either how to make this happen, or how to alter your plan to fit your budget.
- You work with a mental health professional who will help you navigate the divorce process by preparing you to have the required negotiations, and moving into your future as a divorced person.
- If you have children, the mental health professional can also help you learn how to communicate in future interactions with your soon-to-be ex-spouse and help you create a workable co-parenting plan. As co-parents, you will need to interact productively for the rest of your life. There will be recitals and soccer games to attend. Graduations. Weddings. Grandchildren. The better the two of you can get along, the better it will be for your children.
- You can work with other professionals also, such as a vocational counselor who will assist you in evaluating your skills and help you reenter the workforce if you have been out for a while taking care of your children.
Schedule a Consultation with Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law
If you and your prospective spouse are considering a collaborative divorce, contact us at Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law. We will work with you to put you at ease and help you alleviate your fears about what the future holds. You can also call us at 650-642-3897.