Litigated divorce can be traumatic, and with so many marriages ending in divorce, it’s essential to understand that there are alternatives to the courtroom. Currently, almost half of first marriages end in divorce in the United States. A new book shows how Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Mediation can help divorcing couple’s skip the prisoner’s dilemma inherent in the litigated divorce model and work together towards a better divorce.
In The Collaborative Divorce Advantage, co-author Kevin Chroman, Esq., shares how Collaborative Divorce provides couples with a faster, smarter, kinder, and cheaper divorce. By describing litigated divorce as a prisoner’s dilemma, he deftly illustrates how Collaborative Law provides a healthier alternative that meets divorcing couples needs and goals better.
Most divorcing couples aren’t aware of the long-term emotional and financial implications their divorce may have. By divorcing consciously via Collaborative Divorce or Divorce Mediation, separating couples can work together to ensure both parties will have the resources they need to craft their separate lives. The Collaborative Divorce Advantage illustrates how these methods:
– Provide a healthier alternative to litigation;
– Provide participants with a neutral party to help regulate the process and provide important insight and expertise; and
– Allow participants to create agreements that work for them now and into the future.
Chroman focuses on why couples should opt for Collaborative Divorce or Divorce Mediation, stating he aims to help “divorcing couples appreciate and recognize the significance of their initial choice regarding their divorce so that they can save money, time, and peace of mind.” He not only introduces alternative processes but paints a convincing picture of the many benefits collaborative law provides.
Kevin Chroman, Esq., is a professor of Collaborative Law at Loyola Law School and a director of the school’s Collaborative Mediation program. For over 17 years he has served as a Family Law Attorney/Mediator in the Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, and greater Los Angeles area. His practice is dedicated strictly to Dispute Resolution services, and he believes in treating each client with understanding and support.
For more information about Kevin Chroman, visit http://collablawyer.com.
The Collaborative Divorce Advantage: Divorce Consciously to Protect Your Children and Avoid Financial and Emotional Bankruptcy (Moguly Media, LLC, $12.99, 105 pages, 6” x 9”, paperback, ISBN: 978-0692893425; $9.99, eBook) is available on Amazon.
For more information about the book, visit http://collaborativedivorcebook.info.