Tyler Coe Now Practicing in Collaborative Divorce


Divorce and family law attorney Tyler Coe attended the Institute for Family Conflict Resolution where he completed the Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training. The training meets the standards set forth by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Known as a savvy litigator focusing on tough financial and child custody cases, collaborative law is yet another tool Tyler will now utilize for those clients seeking a more confidential approach to divorce and family law.

What is Collaborative divorce

Collaborative divorce marries the preservation of assets with conscious uncoupling of a married couple. The entire process considers the financial, emotional, and practical needs of an entire family. Rather than take highly-confidential matters to the public forum of the county courthouse, families keep their integrity intact.

What are the steps for collaborative divorce

This voluntary dispute resolution process is outlined by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

  1. The parties sign a collaborative participation agreement describing the nature and scope of the matter;
  2. The parties voluntarily disclose all information which is relevant and material to the matter that must be decided;
  3. The parties agree to use good faith efforts in their negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable settlement;
  4. Each party must be represented by a lawyer whose representation terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding;
  5. The parties may engage mental health and financial professionals whose engagement terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding; and
  6. The parties may jointly engage other experts as needed.

how is collaborative divorce different?

In collaborative practice, core elements form your commitments to this process, which are to:

  • Negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution without having courts decide issues.
  • Maintain open communication and information sharing.
  • Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all.

Is collaborative divorce right for you?

Learn more about collaborative practice and professionals practicing in Iowa. 

Contact Tyler Coe for more information about your divorce and family law questions at 515-288-6041 or coe@whitfieldlaw.com.


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