Richmond Separation Agreements - A Respectful and Durable Outcome

When relationships come to an end, difficult and complex issues may arise regarding children, significant property, debts, property owned before the relationship, a spouse that did not work outside the home. The traditional approach of going to court or lawyers sending strongly worded letters to one another on behalf of their respective clients further breaks down the relationship between the spouses and makes compromise and mutually satisfactory resolutions difficult.

Spouses engaging in the Collaborative Process work towards an agreement that fairly deals with the division of their property, their respective obligations to pay or entitlement to receive child support and spousal support, as well as parenting their children. The spouses will consider other potential factors such as cohabitation or marriage agreements, property owned prior to the relationship, and inheritances received during the relationship.

The Value of Skilled Professionals

Throughout the Collaborative Process, the lawyers work together with one another and with the spouses to ensure that both spouses feel heard, respected and safe.

The spouses use divorce coaches to assist them in relearning how to communicate, to reduce stress and, if they have children, to develop parenting plans for the future care and sharing of their children.

Spouses may jointly or individually retain a neutral financial specialist to clarify their current financial situation, provide guidance and assess the possible financial outcomes of various settlement options being explored during the Collaborative Process. A jointly retained expert can be utilized to value property such as shares in a business, real estate and pensions.

The result of the process is a separation agreement which is fair and enduring.

Questions about Collaborative Divorce?

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are easily reached by phone at 604-866-5949. You can also send us your questions via email, through our eform.

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Collaborative Divorce Network



Shelley Behr

Divorce Coach/Child Specialist


Garth Edwards



Robert W. Mostar



Deirdre Severide



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