If you are interested in using
the collaborative process, contact our office. We can
provide you with written material to share with your spouse
and can provide the names of other attorneys who work in
How does the collaborative process
The couple and their
attorneys agree to
meet in a series of four-way conferences to work
exclusively toward settlement. The parties agree they will not go to
health professionals, financial experts,
vocational evaluators, child specialists - join
the team as required, and hired by the team, not the
Once agreement is reached, the attorneys
prepare the appropriate documents and file them with the
Collaborative Divorce Boulder: Why is Bert Dempsey qualified to
practice collaborative law?
Having handled ‘traditional’ divorce cases
for several years and having personal knowledge of the
anxiety and stress on both parents and children going
through divorce, Bert knew there must be a better way.
In 1996 Mr. Dempsey established his own
mediation practice with much
personal satisfaction and success.
Becoming familiar with the collaborative
process has positioned him to not only facilitate settlement
but also provide his clients with sound legal advice.
What are the benefits of the
Both attorneys and
the parties share the goal of cooperative problem solving,
instead of pulling in opposition to each other.
Both parties jointly
hire experts, if needed. This saves time and dollars.
The greatest harm done to children during
and after divorce is due to continuing conflict between the
parents. An agreement formed by the parties through the
collaborative is more likely to
be followed years down the road.