is a new way for you to resolve
disputes respectfully -- without going to court -- while working with trained
professionals who are important to all areas of your life.
The heart of Collaborative Practice
Collaborative Divorce (also called "no-court divorce", "divorce with dignity",
peaceful divorce) is to offer you and your spouse or partner the support,
protection, and guidance of your own lawyers without the usual litigation.
is a means of resolving
legal conflicts through principled negotiations. Collaboratively trained
practitioners (attorneys, mental health specialists, and financial specialists)
work as a team to maintain dignity, privacy and cooperation. Collaboratively
negotiated settlements are longer lasting agreements including mutually agreed
upon co-parenting plans established without the interference of court room drama
or harm of the adversarial system.
As a professional, non-profit organization, Collaborative Divorce Solutions of
the Virginia Peninsula (CDSVP) is committed to promoting and developing
collaborative practice in Hampton Roads.