It is possible to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation.

Despite the best intentions, many marriages come to an end and spouses go their separate ways. There are different paths toward divorce. The Collaborative route offers couples a respectful, dignified approach that preserves rather than destroys. 

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Studies show that in addition to significantly lowering the expenses incurred by divorcing couples, Collaborative Divorce helps protect assets for the families when funds are needed to establish two households. Most importantly, when executed as agreed upon by divorcing individuals and their attorneys, a collaborative settlement is reached faster than other forms of negotiation and greatly reduces the emotional trauma families experience during a divorce, especially for the children.

As a marriage ends, Collaborative Divorce sets a new direction for the future.

Racial Equity Media Club

For some time, the NYACP has been engaged in ongoing conversations about how to support anti-racist work and broaden knowledge and representation within our membership. In 2023, we launched the Racial Equity Committee to facilitate different avenues to increase awareness on issues surrounding racial equity and justice. Aside from providing ongoing training programs and discussions for the NYACP membership, the Racial Equity Media Club was created. Click Here for more information on how to get involved.

Get to Know NYACP Members via the Video Series: Collaborative Chats!

Our Collaborative Chat series, hosted by NYACP Vice President, Melissa Goodstein, continues with NYACP Member Jacqueline Caputo!

NYACP Benefits of Membership:

  • Website Profile for Clients
  • Access to Member-only Training and Protocol Resources
  • Nationally Recognized Training
  • Annual Professional Symposium
  • Ongoing Networking Events
  • Regional Community Building Opportunities
  • Member Newsletter
  • Resources and Training to promote your Collaborative Practice
  • Member-Only Video and Resource Library
  • Working with Like-Minded Professionals Providing an Alternative to Traditional Divorce



What is a Collaborative Divorce Team?

The Collaborative team is a group of professionals, each skilled in their own area of expertise, working for the benefit of the clients and the clients’ family. It is not unlike a medical team in which different specialists focus on the care and health needs of the patient.

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Choosing a Collaborative Divorce Professional

Choosing a Collaborative professional is an important decision. The right professional will guide you through the Collaborative process in such a way that you fully benefit from all that makes it different from traditional divorce.

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