We will meet for 4 half day sessions (8:30am - 12:30pm CST) on April 8, 9, 15 and 16
In collaborative practice, the prevailing goal is to assist clients and their families transition to their new normal thoughtfully and peacefully. A collaborative divorce process is a team approach that addresses the financial, emotional, logistical, and legal aspects that are inevitably part of the process.
In addition to the benefits for clients, collaborative practice offers professionals the opportunity to work in a healthier environment focused on creating solutions rather than casting blame. The community provided by collaborative practice groups helps members as they grow into their own paradigm shift.
This training will include:
- The values and skills required in the collaborative divorce process including how to work with an interdisciplinary team
- The roles of each member of a team such as attorneys and neutral professionals including family professionals, financial professionals and child specialists
- Ethical considerations
- Strategies for working through impasse
- Successful examples
The training will be held online over zoom. We will meet for 4 half day sessions (8:30am - 12:30pm CST) on April 8, 9, 15 and 16
Kristen Boldt is a collaborative attorney and mediator in Des Moines. Her practice includes family law, elder law and conscious contracting. The common thread in her cases is that there is a relationship to be maintained past the current situation. She currently serves on the Executive Team for Iowa Collaborative Divorce and on the Training & Education and the Standards & Ethics committees for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Her firm is Harmony Law. Harmony in music is the weaving together of different notes and tones into something more than they can be on their own. Music also teaches us that a little dissonance in the chord does not destroy the piece, it is the path we need to follow to get to the resolution. This is how she sees her work with clients. Sometimes we need to work through the dissonance to get to resolution but in the end, we build a harmony that honors the contribution of each person.
Cost for the training is $395