Professional Training

In the area of domestic relations, Collaborative Practice is a decision-making method where all professionals commit to assisting only in settling the divorce/parenting issues. The Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire sponsors training for professionals to enable them to facilitate this process.

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Why should mental health professionals take this training?

  • Act as a neutral expert
  • No court appearances
  • Another way to use your experience to help divorcing families
  • Work as “coach” to help parties with the emotional divorce
  • Serve as “child specialist” to educate parents about child’s needs
  • Assist in developing parenting plan
  • This is fee-paid, no insurance work

Note: Both coaches and child specialists are one-time (divorce only) roles. Mental health professionals who serve in either role may not be or become the therapist for any family member.

Why should a financial planner take this training?

  • Be a neutral expert
  • No court appearances
  • Help parties work through the financial issues of their divorce
  • This is fee-paid work

Note: A collaborative practitioner serving as a neutral financial professional may not have an on-going business relationship with either party during the divorce or after.

Why would a lawyer take this training?

  • Support and advise clients who want to settle
  • Help develop agreements that work for families
  • If previously trained in collaborative, learn how to work with a team
  • Fees are more affordable and thus more likely paid
  • With unbundled work, if not paid, you can stop work

Note: A collaborative lawyer may not represent his/her client in any contested matter against the other party.