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Collaborative Divorce

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CoParenting Matters

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Collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute resolution process in which both spouses hire attorneys who practice collaborative law who assist them in negotiating the divorce agreement. And, they agree not to go to court. Often other professionals participate in the process such as custody evaluators, appraisers, or accountants. The parties agree that if the divorce can’t be settled through these meetings and one party does end up deciding to go to court, they have to retain completely new attorneys, so there’s a lot of incentive to settle. Collaborative divorce has both strong supporters and ardent critics. This week, we're going to learn more about the process and the different positions people hold in regards to it. Part of our discussion will feature a pre-recorded interview with attorney Stephenie Jocham, a partner at the Indiana firm of Jocham, Harden, Dimick and Jackson.