While the spectrum of legal options extends from Do-It-Yourself divorce to lengthy court proceedings, most divorcing couples find themselves somewhere in-between. The collaborative divorce process, also known as collaborative divorce law, is one such option that combines the merits of legal experts and collaboration.
Collaborative Divorce is an approach that centers on the spousal commitment to work together towards a settlement. Both parties are represented by counsel, but the parties and their attorneys agree, in writing, to attempt to settle the matter without litigation or even the threat of litigation. They promise to take a reasonable stand on every issue, to keep discovery informal and cooperative, and to negotiate in good faith. To enable this spirit of reasonable terms and open discovery, collaborative divorce teams often include a financial planning professional such as a CDFA®. This is where Mark Shepherd, CDFA®, and his divorce service team at Shepherd Financial Partners play a central role in the collaborative divorce process.
As part of the collaborative divorce team, Mark Shepherd works as a neutral partner to unravel the complex financial considerations that come with divorce. Mark does so in a manner that is straight forward and transparent to all members of the divorce team. Through a thorough examination of family financials, resources, and goals, Mark provides guidance in many areas including:
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