THE BEST PROTECTION AGAINST DAMAGING MYTHS IS TO FEED YOUR MIND EVERY DAY WITH POSITIVE INFORMATION ABOUT HANDLING DIVORCE WITH GRACE, DIGNITY, AND CREATIVITY.
– Pauline Tessler, MA, JD, and Peggy Thompson, Ph.D., Collaborative Divorce
Avoiding emotional harm and trauma associated with your divorce is paramount for your family. To that end, I am committed to representing clients in Collaborative Divorce. The clients, their collaboratively trained attorneys, and any other necessary neutral experts, are all part of the collaborative team whose goal is to help the clients move through the divorce with guidance and assistance.
I am a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a Board Member for the Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, and a member of Clackamas Collaborative Divorce. Through these affiliations, I know that each client has different needs and has different goals. I have established strong relationships with a community of peacemakers who help clients establish and meet their needs and goals. A client centered team will support your family towards a goal of minimizing trauma and emotional harm for you and your children.
To see why clients may choose Collaborative Divorce, please enjoy this video, produced by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Collaborative practice requires openness and a frank exchange of information and options between the team members, including the Clients. The clients sign a Participation Agreement and commit to agree that they will not run to court until after they try to cooperatively resolve many difficult issues such as:
- parenting time
- equitable distribution of property
- spousal support and
- child support.
For more information about Collaborative Practice, please review the IACP Knowledge Kit.
Patrick complies with the IACP Standards of Ethics to ensure the most appropriate representation for the client and efforts that benefit the family.
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