People faced with the possibility of divorce often assume that they must proceed in a certain manner: serve paperwork (or receive it), respond in kind, and fight for every dime, for time with their children, be subjected to investigation into their most personal thoughts and feelings, and be traumatized by uncomfortable depositions, hearings and intrusions into every facet of his/her life.
Unfortunately this is often the case, particularly if the method to obtain the divorce is the traditional litigation method.
The above process often depletes the funds the parties had planned to use for their children’s educations or their own retirements, which are now being spent on attorneys and other professionals during this divorce process.
But other options do exist: mediation and the collaborative process are two such alternatives, both of which Ms. Bass practices and advocates. More information on these appear on other parts of this website.