How do 6-Way Collaborative Divorce Meetings Work?

Our Collaborative Divorce clients often have the most questions surrounding the process of our six-way meetings since it is not widely represented in the media and is different from the adversarial traditional divorce approach.

First, we all sign an agreement that these proceedings will take place outside of court. After that transparency is established, all negotiations are conducted in six-way meetings between you, your collaborative divorce lawyer, your spouse, your spouse’s collaborative divorce lawyer, a divorce coach, and a financial neutral.  A divorce coach is brought in to help guide and direct effective communication, and the financial neutral gathers all financial information, including income, property value, assets, business valuation, and debts.

Using our team approach and structured negotiation process, spouses can take the necessary time and address their unique needs to create a lasting divorce settlement without court intervention.

The goal of each six-way meeting is to create acceptable solutions and resolutions to various aspects of the divorce, including division of assets/debts, a parenting plan for children, and future financial arrangements. The setting is safe and structured, and integrity and professionalism are paramount to the process.

Divorce is hard, no matter what option you choose. But suppose you’re looking for an alternative way to end a marriage in a peaceful manner, with your spouse and children’s best interests at heart, and you can work together. In that case, a collaborative divorce might be your best option.

As a divorce lawyer for over 35  years,  Elizbeth Hill of The Hill Law Firm, P.C., has served families in Overland Park, Johnson County, KS. Elizabeth  is ready to help guide and support you through the collaborative divorce six-way meeting. If you feel that collaborative divorce is the right option for you and your family, please contact us today to schedule a consultation, or call (913) 381-1500 with any questions regarding your divorce.