episode 9 – Explaining Collaborative Divorce – GRAND RAPIDS PARENTS PODCAST

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LISTEN TO EPISODE 9 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 9? Melody interviews Erica Wikander and Mary Lier about their roles in the Collaborative Divorce Process. Erica is an attorney and Mary is a child specialist and divorce coach. Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan is a sponsor of grkids.com. What is Collaborative Divorce? The Collaborative Divorce process was started by divorce attorneys wanting to change the adversarial and often harmful divorce process. The collaborative process is focused on the family, particularly the children. It keeps control with the spouses in reaching an agreement that is best for their family. This is different from traditional litigation in which a judge, not always familiar with the family dynamics, makes very important decisions that affect the spouses and their children. The process is centered on the
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