By Adrienne Rothstein Grace, CFP, CDFA, CLTC
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Buffalo, NY
With Adryenn Cantor, CFLS, AAML
Law Office of Adryenn Cantor, San Diego, California

If this New Year you find your marriage ending, perhaps the Collaborative approach is the way to make this important transition happen with the help of a conscious and caring team.
Some thoughts about whether you are a good candidate to use the Collaborative Team approach. Ask yourself these questions:

1. Do you want to end your marriage with respect and integrity?
2. Is taking a rational and fair approach to dividing your assets more important than seeing yourself as a winner and your spouse as the loser in this process?
3. Are your children the most important aspect in this process?
4. Is saving money, which could go to you or your children, more important than spending it on protracted litigation?
5. Do you want to model for yourself, your spouse and your children how mature adults handle significant challenges?

If your answer is “yes” to two or more of these questions, you should definitely consider having a consultation with a collaboratively trained professional to see if the Collaborative Team process is for you. Contact one of us on this website for a consultation to help you move forward.