Family Counseling & “Collaborative Divorce”???

Are you asking yourself the same thing…

What is a “Collaborative Divorce”?  Does it almost seem unheard of?  Well it is possible.

Look around, you probably know at least one person (probably many more) who has gone through a divorce. That person may have started out with a family similar to yours (husband, wife, kids, house). Just because this is so does not mean that your divorce will look like theirs. Maybe the person you know had a highly contentious, litigated divorce.  Maybe this person is still in court, fighting his or her former spouse, long after the divorce was officially “finished”. Maybe this person’s children are really suffering because mom and dad cannot get it together and learn to co-parent. Maybe this is not how you want your divorce (and your post-divorce family) to look.  Maybe you want a different way to go through this process. There is a different way, it is called Collaborative Divorce.

Hopefully, you have lots of support as you go through this difficult time, family, friends, co-workers, a therapist.  Maybe many of these people are telling you how you should go about your divorce (“take him to the cleaners” “cut her off at the knees” “keep the kids from him” “threaten to take the kids from her”). Maybe this is not how you want to write your divorce.  Maybe this is not how you want to go about this process.  Maybe you want to get beyond your anger, hurt, mistrust, feelings of deception and bitterness towards your spouse and move on with your life. Maybe you want your kids to have the freedom to love both of their parents.  Maybe you want to take away the good things from your marriage and learn from the not-so-good things.  If so, write your own divorce.  Do what is right for you and your family.  Don’t listen to those who tell you how it should be.  You can find out more about having a “Collaborative Divorce” by contacting Carolann Mazza, Esq., 954-527-4604 or CLICK HERE to visit her website and watch a video as Carolann talks about “Collaborative Law” to see if “Collaborative Divorce” it is a right fit for you.

*blog submitted by Carolann Mazza, Esq.


As you move through the process of your divorce it can be helpful to have a marriage and family therapist involved to ease the separation for all parties, help with the co-parenting process, and work out any issues that are still left over after the divorce process. Lemieux Solutions Unlimited, LLC does just that. We would be happy to help you with this life transition.

by Katie Lemieux

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