International Academy of Collaborative Professionals – This link is to the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) website, the global organizations to which Collaborative Lawyers, many mediators, and other professionals that work in this field belong. This page here has a list of short videos to watch and a listing of numerous book titles regarding Collaborative Divorce.
Tennessee Parenting Education Seminar – This is a link to the Tennessee judicial website regarding the seminar required to be attended by all parents who are ending their relationship, no matter which process they choose.
“Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Happily Even After”
This is a national best selling book by popular author Katherine Woodward Thomas. It is an excellent guide to unblocking the emotional disappointments people often undergo when they divorce. It provides a step-by-step roadmap to get from “sorrow to peace.” In chapter five, Thomas describes the growing trend in divorce practice to reform divorce, creating better and less hostile ways to transition families. The Collaborative Law case study described in the book concerned a same-sex divorce handled by Attorney Lisa Forberg. This book can be purchased or previewed here at Amazon.
“The High Road Has Less Traffic: Honest Advice on the Path Through Love and Divorce”
This is a book by Monique A. Honaman, an attorney who chose a respectful Collaborative Process for her divorce despite the fact that she had felt significantly betrayed by her husband. The author chose a path of forgiveness and healing over warfare and blame. This book can be purchased or previewed here at Amazon.
“What Do Divorce Lawyers Do in their Own Divorces?”
This is link is to an article about how divorce lawyers do everything they can to settle their own divorces before anything is filed with the court. Link to this insightful, interesting article on the Huffington Post website and learn why litigators tend NOT to litigate or go to court in their own divorces.
“Calling All Family Law Litigators”
This is a link to an insightful blog written by a mental health practitioner who has seen the negative effects that divorce litigation has on children.
Tennessee Pro Se Forms – For couples who agree on everything and also have no minor children, and own no IRS- qualified retirement assets, or real estate, or business interests. Follow the link here to get the PDF file with instructions and to find out whether you qualify to file a do-it-yourself, “agreed divorce” in Tennessee.
Tennessee “Agreed Divorce” – Here is the link to the forms you can use for an “agreed divorce,” as long as you meet certain state of Tennessee requirements, as explained there.