Changing how people divorce in Connecticut
Going through a divorce can be a painful experience, emotionally, legally and financially. Often times, couples are concerned about finances, the legal implications of divorce and the impact the divorce or separation can have on children and family members.
Divorce does not have to destroy families. Research has shown that it is not the divorce that results in the destruction of families, rather it is how parents relate to each other during and after the separation and divorce that makes the biggest difference of all.
The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce is an organization committed to improving the process of divorce by helping to educate separating and divorcing couples on non-adversarial options for divorce that are in the best interest of the entire family, especially children.
CCND offers divorcing couples non-adversarial alternatives to the traditional divorce process, including Mediation and Collaborative Practice. CCND is a statewide non-profit professional organization comprised of lawyers, financial specialists and mental health professionals who are specially trained and qualified in collaborative practice and mediation.
Collaborative Practice and Mediation are two non-adversarial options for resolving divorce and other family issues. The advantages to Collaborative Practice and Mediation include:
- Promotes respect and keeps control of the process with spouses
- Helps couples focus on their most important goals, especially children, throughout the divorce process
- Keeps problems and assets private
- Saves time and resources by keeping the process out of court
This web site is designed as a resource for separating and divorcing couples to learn about non- adversarial approaches to resolve family law matters. You can learn more about collaborative practice and mediation by contacting one of the professionals listed in Find a Professional.