Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire | Sonoma County

After initial meetings with their own Collaborative Attorneys, the typical process is to start the case with a 4-way, 6-way, or 7-way conference - the clients and Collaborative Attorneys (and sometimes both Divorce Coaches and Neutral Financial Professional) meet together to discuss the issues, make any necessary interim arrangements regarding children or finances, and to plan for information gathering.  In addition, the clients can work individually and jointly with Coaches to develop effective communication techniques and to manage the intense emotions that often accompany conflict.  Additional consultants such as Financial Specialists, Child Specialists, or appraisers can also be hired to assist in other aspects of information gathering and processing.  These conferences continue to be the normal means of exchanging and clarifying information and to brainstorm possible options for resolution.  The Collaborative Professionals work together and with their clients to plan each meeting.  The clients and Collaborative Attorneys and other team members focus on educating everyone regarding the underlying information, each party's interests, and possible solutions.  Out of this process, a settlement which meets the approval of the clients can be fashioned.


About Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE)

CCRE is a group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group is a multi-disciplinary, multi-field group open to all professionals interested in Collaborative conflict resolution. Read more . . .

CCRE Testimonials

“Divorce is never easy but the collaborative process made mine bearable.  I had more control and therefore less stress and anxiety because I had an active role.”

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