Collaborative Divorce

Divorce ends a marriage but does not need to sever family ties or relationships, especially when children are involved. By preserving respect and encouraging cooperation, Collaborative family practice helps parents maintain relationships with each other and their children long after the divorce is over.

The collaborative divorce process is based on three fundamental principles:

  • a pledge not to go to court
  • an honest exchange of information by both spouses
  • a solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both the adults and their children

The collaborative process:

  • encourages mutual respect
  • emphasize the constant changing needs of children
  • avoids lengthy litigation and court
  • vests control of the process with the parties, not judges
  • provides for open communication
  • utilizes a problem solving approach
  • identifies and addresses both parties interests and concerns
  • prepares individuals for new lives

David Bulitt is trained and certified in Collaborative Family Practice. He maintains a network of professionals who are familiar with the many sensitive issues that arise during the divorce process. These individuals include other collaboratively trained attorneys, mental health professionals, investment counselors, accountants, real estate agents, bankers and mortgage brokers.

If you have any questions about the collaborative divorce process contact David Bulitt directly at (240) 553-1193 or email him at

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