Breaking Up Doesn't Have To Be Hard To Do

Bucks County Collaborative Law Group Takes the Toxicity Out of Divorce

Jan 26, 2010, 16:37 ET from Bucks County Collaborative Law Group

YARDLEY, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bucks County Collaborative Law Group (BCCLG), Yardley, PA helps divorcing couples turn conflict into cooperation. Founded in September 2009, the BCCLG assists divorcing couples in resolving disputes respectfully and equitably -- without going to court.

According to Joseph D. Visco, Esquire, a family law attorney with Stark and Stark, P.C. and a founding member of the BCCLG, the collaborative process creates a problem solving atmosphere with a focus on interest-based negotiation and client empowerment. "In the collaborative process, Visco says, each party has their own counsel as well as access to family therapists, financial advisors, communication facilitators, child and parenting specialists, divorce coaches, real estate professionals, and tax or accounting experts. Further, he continued, because the parties agree not to use the court system until they have resolved their differences, the collaborative process is quicker and usually more cost effective than traditional divorce proceedings. Most importantly, concluded Visco, it gives the couple -- not the judge – control of the process."

The collaborative process ensures that both spouses work together, rather than against one another, to achieve mutually beneficial resolutions on the many critical issues surrounding divorce. "We focus on finding solutions that work for both spouses," says Tim Adams, president of the BCCLG. "In addition, we handle every divorce-specific situation and interaction through a commitment to having it work for both spouses without the toxicity that often surrounds traditional divorce proceedings."

One of the major barriers in court-handled divorces is the lack of communication between the spouses. In the collaborative process, spouses learn how to effectively communicate their concerns and goals and establish mutually beneficial resolutions. "In other words, says Adams, the divorcing couple is working together to separate – resulting in a win-win situation for both spouses. "

According to the American Bar Association (ABA) collaborative lawyering has had its greatest use and success in the divorce area and has proven to help divorcing couples resolve their disputes quickly, fairly, and without court involvement.  

For more information on the BCCLG, visit their web site at, call 877-860-8190 or email as breaking up really doesn't have to be hard to do.

SOURCE Bucks County Collaborative Law Group