What Kind of Divorce Story Do You Want to Tell?

So often, when I’ve told someone that I am a family attorney and that I handle divorce cases, they tell me their divorce horror story.  How the judge did something horrible or how they have been in litigation with their ex forever or how their children are suffering.  How they didn’t feel like they were a part of their own divorce and how it cost them so much money.  I ask them why they hadn’t chosen a collaborative divorce.  And more often than not, after I explain to them what that is, they tell me that its the first time they heard about it.  That no lawyer told them about the process.  Why is this so?  I don’t have an explanation for it; however, I do know that everyone considering a divorce is entitled to know all the options for handling it.  If you are considering a divorce, ask your lawyer about collaborative divorce.  Better yet, seek out a collaboratively trained attorney.  And write a better story for your family.

So often, when I’ve told someone that I am a family attorney and that I handle divorce cases, they tell me their divorce horror story.  How the judge did something horrible or how they have been in litigation with their ex forever or how their children are suffering.  How they didn’t feel like they were a part of their own divorce and how it cost them so much money.  I ask them why they hadn’t chosen a collaborative divorce.  And more often than not, after I explain to them what that is, they tell me that its the first time they heard about it.  That no lawyer told them about the process.  Why is this so?  I don’t have an explanation for it; however, I do know that everyone considering a divorce is entitled to know all the options for handling it.  If you are considering a divorce, ask your lawyer about collaborative divorce.  Better yet, seek out a collaboratively trained attorney.  And write a better story for your family.