Holistic Divorce & Custody is a brand new unique, flat-fee option specifically designed for divorcing or never-married couples with children who have decided to split up but are committed to starting out their co-parenting relationship on strong footing. Holistic Divorce & Custody is for parents who believe they can amicably work out the terms of an agreement themselves, who would still like the guidance and assistance of an attorney in crafting a decree and custody plan, and who want to work together to make this transition as smooth as possible for their family.
For people who believe they are still a co-parenting team first and foremost, even if they aren't a "couple" anymore.
Traditionally, couples seeking to pursue a divorce together were often left to their own devices to figure out the rules, procedures, and legal language on their own. Otherwise, one or both parties would hire an attorney to represent them individually. Additionally, other divorce resolution services exist, including collaborative divorce (each party gets their own attorney and they try to resolve the matter amicably), mediation (parties meet with a mediator, usually a licensed family law attorney, to help them negotiate the terms of their agreement), and form completion services (parties pay someone - usually someone with paralegal experience who is improperly practicing without supervision from an attorney - to enter their information into some ready-made fill-in-the-blank legal documents).
Holistic Divorce & Custody is none of those things. We will not help you negotiate the terms of your agreement. We trust that you and your soon-to-be-ex have a mature and cooperative enough relationship to be able to decide those together or else you wouldn't be considering this service in the first place. Couples who do need help negotiating will be referred to a mediator. We will not provide either party legal advice about his or her individual rights in the case. We will not represent either party if the matter becomes contested and goes to court.
We will provide guidance and education, helping parents make sure they address everything that needs to be considered in their decree and custody plan. And we help parents plan beyond the decree - helping parents create and implement a plan to make this major transition as smooth as possible for all members of the family, helping parents plan for how to problem-solve together when issues arise, and providing referrals to community services and other supports as needed.