Choose Your Collaborative Professionals

The interdisciplinary model of Collaborative Divorce anticipates the interactive role and participation of the parties with their independent Attorneys, as well as either one neutral or two Divorce Coaches, a Financial Neutral Consultant, and a Child Specialist (if recommended). The goal of the interdisciplinary team is to assist the divorcing spouses through the divorce processes as efficiently and economically as possible while at the same time keeping in mind the needs of the individual spouses and their children.

Choose Your Collaborative Child Specialist

The Child Specialist becomes the advocate for the children in the process. The Child Specialist is a licensed mental health expert who will see the children of the divorcing couple. It is the responsibility of the Child Specialist to assist the team by providing input for the settlement plan that will be in the best interest of the offspring. The Child Specialist is not the children’s therapist. If the child is in need of therapy, that must be sought outside of the divorce process from a different provider. In simple terms, the Child Specialist is responsible to the team to seek the best decision(s) for the interest of the offspring in the divorce decree, whereas the therapist is responsible to the client/patient to assist in the amelioration of problems, feelings and emotional distress or disorders. Membership in the Collaborative Divorce Team is limited to experienced divorce professionals with specific training in collaborative resolution of disputes.

Want to join our professional team?

Joining the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association (HVCDDRA) provides attorneys, financial advisors and mental health professionals with training and support to enhance their Collaborative Practice. The HVCDDRA works to transform how conflict is resolved through Collaborative Practice. We encourage adoption of Collaborative Practice through community and networking, training and events and advocating public acceptance of Collaborative Practice.

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