How To Have A Good Divorce
People getting divorced often feel overwhelmed. And the pain of divorce can leave many vulnerable and wondering where to turn. That’s why the idea of “collaborative divorce” is gaining ground, a way to separate in a deliberate process outside of a courtroom and often mediated by lawyers, mental health professionals and others. We're talking about collaborative divorce and the help—legal, financial, and psychological—the process offers.
Our guests are:
- Nanci A. Smith, a family law attorney practicing Collaborative Divorce in Vermont since 2005.
- Scott Ward, a licensed independent clinical social worker at Burlington nonprofit Networks, Inc. As a therapist he's worked with families in divorce situations for 25 years and for more than six years worked in the collaborative divorce process.
- Kimberly Harrington, a Vermont author and writer who's written about motherhood and divorce, and is working on a new book about marriage and divorce titled But You Seemed So Happy.
Upcoming collaborative divorce events in Vermont include:
- Monthly "Divorce Options" classes at Burlington's Fletcher Free Library
- A May training from the New England Collaborative Project
- A scheduled June training from the Vermont Bar Association
Broadcast live on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.