Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce

Couples who divorce through litigation are often anxious about the future and angry about the past. The tension and animosity that surround litigated divorce frequently result in drawn-out legal battles, vindictive behavior, and a lot of stress. But for many couples, the time, expense, and emotional strain of litigation is all unnecessary.

Our firm offers an alternative model. Collaborative divorce has a solution-focused structure that focuses on working together as a team to achieve the best outcome for everyone. In a non-adversarial environment, divorcing couples are encouraged to express their wants and needs, negotiate an arrangement, and resolve conflict without setting foot in court.

Stay in Control and Reach Your Goals

Unlike traditional divorce involving litigation, divorcing spouses have full control of the decisions made – rather than giving that control to a judge. With the support of our firm, you can work together to:

  1. Agree on the fair division of your assets quickly and effectively
  2. Solve problems jointly and ensure both your points-of-view are heard
  3. Restructure and preserve your future relationship as ex-spouses
  4. Prevent an exhausting, drawn-out process, a public court hearing, and unnecessary stress on you and your kids
  5. Maximize your financial outcome by avoiding court fees and other expenses

Reaching these goals starts with pledging to be part of a respectful process that leads to an out-of-court resolution. Doing so sets the tone for a neutral and productive divorce.

FAQ about collaborative divorce

Divorce is a difficult situation for anyone to endure, but the process of divorcing does not need to add more emotional pain. Our firm’s collaborative divorce approach will bring out the best in you as you work toward your resolution. As a team, we focus on maximizing opportunity and reaching a great outcome for everyone involved – including your children.

Each couple’s needs can be different, so we customize our approach to suit their individual situation. We know from many years of practice that litigated divorce is much more expensive.

We know that during divorce, communication can be strained even under the best of circumstances. However, keeping the lines of communication open is essential for reaching an efficient agreement. We facilitate face-to-face meetings with you, your spouse, and the rest of your team as needed. These sessions produce an honest exchange of information and expression of needs and expectations.

What Makes
Bort Law’s Mindful
Approach different

  • More than 30 years focused on collaborative/mediated divorce
  • Deeply committed to helping you
  • Work to achieve the best results possible
  • Listen to you before providing legal advice
Peter Bort was my attorney for my collaborative divorce. His professionalism, compassion and advocacy for my rights was just what I needed during this stressful life event.- — Nancy
They helped me attain a fast resolution by always turning paperwork around fast and accurately while keeping me fully informed of the process... I felt that my interests were fully understood and protected.- — Diana
Peter and his team was always professional and responsive. He laid out a solid strategy from day one and he worked very efficiently. In fact, the outcome of my divorce proceedings were so favorable that my ex-wife, who used another attorney, shared with me that she actually recommends Peter Bort as well!- — Tom