Useful “divorce financial mistakes” list published by Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Collaborative Law not mentioned as option

We like divorce information lists! The Association of Divorce Financial Planners posted a useful article on their site captioned “Fifteen Critical Financial Mistakes in Divorce.” The list is useful, however, I am always surprised about how much good divorce information is on the web that omits collaborative law as an option.  The article says it is a mistake to not consider mediation, however, there is no mention of collaborative divorce as an option. Parties considering divorce are well served to consult with lawyers trained both in traditional litigation and collaborative divorce to make sure that all options are available to them. I would add a 16th critical financial mistake to the list: “Failing to explore whether the collaborative model is a good fit for your case. “

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Sean Stephens is a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Mr. Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. To find out more or contact C. Sean Stephens, visit Stephens & Margolin LLP. You can find more about him at Stephens & Margolin LLP and find him on Google +" here.
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2 Responses to Useful “divorce financial mistakes” list published by Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Collaborative Law not mentioned as option

  1. I am Executive Vice President of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP), a not-for-profit professional association of divorce financial planners and allied divorce professionals. I would like to clarify a possible misconception resulting from your post. The ADFP is very supportive of the interdisciplinary collaborative divorce approach, and many of our members are actively involved in collaborative divorce groups. Furthermore, Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson, developers of the interdisciplinary collaborative divorce method and co-founders of the International Academy of Collaborativ Professionals, will be recipients of our annual Pioneering Award at our annual conference in September. They will be co-presenting the keynote address. Also, Peggy will be leading an advanced collaborative workshop. The article referred to in your blog is an old article and has recently been updated to include a reference to collaborative divorce. There are also other pro-collaborative divorce articles on our website.

  2. This is helpful information, thanks for sharing.

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