Starting the Divorce Process, and despite how much has changed since 2014, divorce is pretty much the same. You have a choice when getting divorced; you decide how much professional help you want, how much control you want to have over the outcome, and how much time and energy you have to devote to your divorce.
What is different in 2020 is the continued growth in popularity of divorce process options that focus on family over fighting. More professionals are trained every year in collaborative law and mediation. Conscious uncoupling has become a buzzword for a better divorce. More and more resources are showing up to help explain the options in divorce in more understandable and approachable ways:
A Collaborative Law Success Story - 4 part video series
Mediation Helps Solve your Conflict - Video
In 2014 we outlined the divorce process options and the differences between collaborative law, mediation and more traditional options. Since then, in my experience of working actively in the collaborative law and mediation communities, I've seen an increase in the creativity that professionals and clients are willing to bring to problem solving.