The first step to starting a collaborative divorce is to meet with a collaborative professional. You may decide to meet first with a collaborative attorney, divorce coach, or financial specialist. All of the professionals listed on this site have graduated from a collaborative training program, and can answer your questions about the collaborative process. You may decide to choose the collaborative professional that you are most comfortable with, or whose specialty covers most of the questions you have. Click here for the Up North Collaborative Divorce Professionals.
Because the Collaborative Process requires the agreement of both spouses, your spouse must also choose the collaborative process. At your first meeting with a collaborative professional you can discuss some ways to encourage your spouse to consider the process.