Collaborative Divorce is a non-traditional way to divorce. Although each of you hires a lawyer, the lawyers are trained to deal with the emotional as well as the financial and legal issues. The four of you form a team with the shared goal of creating fair and
equitable divorce agreements. Other team members, your financial analyst and divorce coach, tend to your financial, emotional, and parenting  lives. Your attorneys facilitate negotiations between you and your spouse, document your final agreements, and file them in Court.


All participants commit to creating
agreements that best meet your whole
family’s needs. You and your spouse
are supported to cooperate and act in
accordance with your values. The peace you create benefits your immediate family, your extended families, and your communities. Everyone acts honestly, respectfully, and transparently. You and your spouse make your own decisions and end up satisfied with your agreements and with one other.

If you value the following actions,
Collaborative Divorce may work well
for your family:


  • Communicate with respect and transparency.


  • Prioritize the needs of your children.

  • Make agreements that are fair and equitable.

  • Pay attention to both your needs and those of your spouse.

  • Envision your positive future.

  • Be in charge of your divorce process by hiring a team to support your whole family.

​​​Without going into the specifics of your
situation, you can expect to:


  • Learn about the full range of ways to divorce.


  • Talk about the pros and cons of each option.

  • Meet professionals who will educate you and help you choose a way of divorcing that works for your whole family.

  • Uncover costs—financial, emotional, physical, and spiritual—of divorce.


  • Gain a deeper understanding of the details unique to the Collaborative Divorce process.

  • Choose to hire or not hire any or all of us.

Ginger Boyle
Attorney/Mediator
206-525-7067
ginger@gingerboyle.com
About Ginger Boyle on this website

Dominique Walmsley
Divorce Coach
206-909-1097
dominique@seattlemindcounseling.com
www.seattlemindcounseling.com

Gene Oliver
Attorney/Mediator
206-910-5672
oliver@holmancahill.com
www.holmancahill.com

MEET OUR WORK 


GROUP MEMBERS

Our collaborative divorce work

group invites you and your

spouse to a free information

session.

The divorce process you choose matters.


Your divorce process can lead

to anger and divisiveness or
cooperation and peace.

The choice is yours.

THE WAY YOU

DIVORCE MATTERS 

considering

​divorce?

​COLLABORATIVE


DIVORCE

Julie Blanchard
Financial Analyst
425-283-7047
julie@dollarsensecoach.com
www.dollarsensecoach.com

Divorce challenges you financially,
emotionally, and legally. How do you survive with less money? How do you tolerate feeling anger, sadness, and fear? How do you envision your new beginning when your ending just happened?

Traditionally, spouses each hired a lawyer, who advocated zealously, no matter the financial and emotional cost. This way of divorcing led to fighting and decisions based on what judges decide or fear of what those decisions might be. People felt 
abused, by each other and by a system they never really understood.

Fortunately, there are other ways to divorce. Your range of options includes forms of mediation or Collaborative Divorce. You use lawyers to guide you through the legal system, and other professionals to work with you on your emotions and finances. Mental health and financial experts, for example,
help you create your own solutions rather than fight for decisions made by strangers.

WHAT HAPPENS 

DURING OUR 1-​HOUR


CONSULTATION?

DOES 

Collaborative 

DIVORCE MATCH 


YOUR VALUES?

Let's allow the SPIRIT of the law to shine through