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Welcome

The members of the Collaborative Divorce Alliance of Greater New Orleans welcome you. We have developed this website as a resource for those seeking to learn about Collaborative Divorce.

A DIVORCE MAY BE UNAVOIDABLE. DIVORCE IS ALMOST ALWAYS PAINFUL. BUT THE DIFFICULTIES OF A HIGH CONFLICT DIVORCE OFTEN MAKE THE PROCESS MORE PAINFUL THAN IT NEEDS TO BE.

The ending of a marriage typically brings with it a deep sense of loss and feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, rejection, and insecurity. At times like these, it is easy to act out of anger, resentment, hopelessness, and depression. Unfortunately, the traditional adversarial divorce process can add to the turmoil, agitation, and expense of an already extremely difficult set of circumstances. The conflict that typically accompanies a hotly litigated divorce can be destructive not only for the divorcing spouses, but also for their children, extended families,

Our Mission Statement

The members of the Collaborative Divorce Alliance of Greater New Orleans are financial, legal, and mental health professionals, all of whom are committed to the following goals:

  • Providing a safe environment for individuals and families working through the transitions of divorce
  • Supporting divorcing spouses and their families by utilizing a collaborative process aimed at fostering good communication and resolving issues in a transparent manner
  • Assisting divorcing spouses and their families through divorce in a manner that values the future of each child and adult and facilitates and values changing and new family relationships
  • Encouraging and modeling a process that includes open and honest interactions between divorcing partners, family members, and collaborative team professionals
  • Assuring that each spouse and each collaborative professional is treated with respect and dignity
  • Fostering transparent and honest negotiation to resolve differences, and facilitating informed mutual decision-making about parenting, support, and property division, so that the needs of all family members are met and the benefits to all family members are optimized.

Our Philosophy

We offer to divorcing individuals and families professional expertise and resources to assist them through the difficult transitions of divorce. We are committed to collaboration, honesty, transparency, mutual respect, and civility in the divorce process. Utilizing an inter-disciplinary, multi-faceted, and flexible approach, we counsel and support divorcing spouses to enable them to use the information and apply the skills that can facilitate their journey through the divorce process and into the life that lies ahead for each them.