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Divorce Wisely: The Basics

How to better guide the process of divorce for you, your family, and your future

Marriages End. Families Don’t. Divorce Wisely. The essential handbook for navigating the process of divorce., is not only an award-winning book, but also an evolutionary approach that recognizes the continuity of the family relationship past its legal reconstruction and that the choices each person makes will have lasting effects.

The way you choose to “show up”, both during and after the transition called divorce will affect you, your relationships, and your future. What will your attitude be? Will you be able to make informed, well-reasoned decisions that reflect your values and preferences? How will you prepare for your new life after the divorce is concluded?

Like all things in life, divorce can be done well or it can be done poorly. The first step in choosing your wisest path is to gather the information necessary for making the best decisions for you and your family.


  • Legal Divorce: overview, process options, length, cost
  • Finding a quality divorce attorney and resources
  • Financial Divorce: dividing assets and debts, spousal maintenance / alimony
  • Emotional Divorce: process and personal growth
  • Children, custody, parenting time, support

Crucial Components Professionals Must Know About Family Law

As one of the first professional contacts for someone facing a family law need (such as divorce), it is essential you understand 1) your legal role in a family law proceeding; 2) divorce primer and overview [see Divorce Wisely: The Basics]; 3) where to find and when to seek family law resources for yourself and your clients.


Collaborative Law 101

Collaborative Law is the growing field which focuses on finding solutions between parties, reducing the need for court involvement, and accessing professionals from other specialties for the best client support.

Learn more about the process, professionals, benefits, potential drawbacks, and if Collaborative Law may be a good fit to address your legal needs or those of your client.