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Information Helps in Discerning Divorce Settlement

Compassionate, Common Sense Divorce Settlement, Facilitation and Other Services to Sustain Your Marriage, Like Marital Mediation & Prenups

Dona Cullen - Collaborative Attorney, Mediator, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Resolution Coach

As a licensed attorney, mediator, collaborative professional, certified divorce financial analyst and resilience coach with over 40 years of legal experience, I can guide you on all aspects of your divorce, separation, repair or modification of your legal relationship without attending a court hearing.

 

If while you are at home social distancing it would help to consider or actually move ahead with a divorce, I can help.  For a modest fee I can help you gather your financial information and give you a picture of the reality as considered in divorce settlement, how different options for settlement might work and the steps necessary.  You would then be empowered with knowledge and understanding to decide or plan what is best for you and your family as a path forward.

 

The courts are closed for the present, with few exceptions.  However, mediation and Collaborative settlement with all the tools of technology at our fingertips continues, without violating the principles of social distancing.  

 

Be empowered with information and a glimpse of what is possible.  Even if you decide not to proceed with a divorce at this time, you would have spent some time learning about it with the ability to better discern the best option.  If you decide to move forward, you can.  In the process you will also consider the best path through the present uncertainty and be ready to put the plan into place when restrictions are lifted.  Cases with Stipulated Judgments are still being filed.  It's business as usual if you don't need to go to court.

 

We mediators and Collaborative professionals have been doing this work this way all along.  The great technical advances achieved by the internet allow us to do it now from separate sites.

 

Take advantage of my free consultation before you decide what path to take.  

 

Elements of a compassionate, common sense divorce

Legal - Support,  Child Custody and Parenting Time, Property Division for divorce, legal separation, separation agreements (pre and post nuptial agreements) and  marital mediation agreements

 

Emotional - Processing grief; developing emotional intelligence and awareness; coping skills; forgiveness; understanding; empathy and calm

 

Financial -Realistic look at financial situation; planning; developing better financial awareness, discipline, knowledge and skills; life planning for earning income

 

Social - How to best deal with children, extended family and friends

 

Client Centered - It's your process.  It's private.  You have the opportunity to look deeply at how things are and how they can be made better; how you can become better and heal.

 

Multidisciplinary - You have access to a team of specialists as needed, including your own consulting attorneys, child specialists and divorce coaches. 

 

Interest Based - Looking deeply to discover real interests underlying initial demands, creating more options to satisfy needs

 

Joint problem solving - Moving beyond blame to work together to brainstorm options to solve problems 

 

Drafting Documents and Filing Case - This is a consensual process done outside of court but includes filing of the entire case at the end.  There are no court dates or demands.  It's in your hands.

 

Efficient in time and money

 

Your best chance at an amicable post divorce relationship

 

Sound better than a traditional divorce?

In a traditional divorce you are not encouraged to work together to come to understandings about yourself and your spouse that will enhance your future relationship.  Even if there will be no future relationship, what about the anger and bitterness you hold?  Wouldn't it be better to resolve that in your mind, body and spirit - for your own good?  Mediation can help your family through this very emotional and difficult process. 

 

Are you willing to find out more?  Check out the Services page for more specific information about process options.  Then call for a free initial consultation to see which option might be right for you. 

 










              Collaborative Divorce

 

It is never a pleasant experience to hire a lawyer with divorce as the end result. Dona was the person I needed on my side as my husband and I navigated a peaceful way to terminate our marriage. Dona provided wise counsel as well as plain, sound advice and connected me with the resources I needed to move forward as painlessly as possible until the divorce was final and I was on my way to a new life. We worked closely together for many months and I learned how committed Dona is to peaceful resolution, and her methods helped me understand that there was actual healing that could be gained through the path of collaboration. I am now several years past most of the pain and I am so grateful for Dona's prompting and encouragement to pursue many avenues for finding healing and starting over. I hired her for legal work and found just what I needed to survive one of the most difficult moments in my life. I was very satisfied with her legal performance, and very blessed by her calm and encouraging manner. 

 

Penny, Collaborative Divorce Client

 

 

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Collaborative Divorce Services throughout Oregon including:

 

Portland

Lake Oswego

Beaverton

Oregon City

Tigard

Tualatin

Hillsboro