The best way to find out if this is going to work for you is to sit down and talk with a trained collaborative lawyer who will inform you in much greater depth than we can now about what each of the conflict-resolution options is like and what Collaborative Divorce offers that other models may not perhaps offer in terms of what’s important to you as you go through the breakdown of your marriage. A Collaborative Divorce process works for most people who have a commitment to reaching their own solutions, rather than having judges telling them what to do.
Pauline H. Tesler is a Certified Family Law Specialist with Tesler, Sandmann & Fishman in San Francisco and Mill Valley, CA. She is also a pioneer in Collaborative Divorce and devotes her practice exclusively to the collaborative model. Tesler is a co-founder of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the author of two books on Collaborative Divorce. She can be reached at (415) 383-5671.