Dissolution to Evolution: Navigating Your Divorce Throught the Consilium Process

Dissolution to Evolution: Navigating Your Divorce Throught the Consilium Process

by Heidi- Rachel Webb, Julie Kunce Field


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Dissolution to Evolution is a book and a workbook that describes and details the Consilium Process, a new paradigm developed to help people who are thinking about divorce, to simultaneously create a parallel path of personal growth. Education about the law is combined with compassion for the social and emotional consequences of divorce. By merging the usually compartmentalized silos of law and psychology, family outcomes are optimized. A better understanding of the legal process and child-centered thinking disrupts the myth of "winners and losers" and leads to healthier restructured families.The book highlights and details common, relatable scenarios, presents thoughtful options and constructs optimal outcomes. Various legal processes are described, building an understanding of options and giving agency to those undergoing divorce. The inclusion of a workbook helps people structure and pre-think their process. At a time when raw emotion often prevails, the workbook acts as a personal guide helping to create a personal roadmap built on a foundation of logic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543923117
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 04/09/2018
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Julie Kunce Field was appointed to Colorado's 8th Judicial District Court bench in 2011. Before her appointment to the bench, Julie served as a mediator and an acclaimed national trainer on family law, litigation, and mediation issues; she was the founder and Executive Director of the Confidentiality Institute. She has also served as a law professor and law clinic director at the University of Michigan, Washburn Law School, and the University of Denver College of Law.Before her teaching career, Julie was in private practice with the firm Nutter, McClennen and Fish in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985 and received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1982.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

Part I The Consilium® Process. 1

1 Two Journeys 1

Part II Case Studies 6

1 Traveling Journey # 1 (Sarah and Joe - Failing to slow down) 6

2 Traveling Journey # 2 (Marguerite and Alex - Slowing things down) 12

3 One Judge's Perspective. 16

Part III Giving Context to Process 20

1 Litigation "Lite"© (Natasha and Drew) 20

2 "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood… " (Molly and John) 28

Part IV "Do not do to others what you would not have them do to you." 37

1 Litigation (James and Bobby) 37

2 Mediation (Janet and Tom) 45

3 Collaborative Law (Michael and Chanel) 49

4 Lawyer Assisted Negotiation (Theresa and David) 59

Part V Legal Paths 64

A The Collaborative Process 64

B Litigation 68

C Mediation 71

D Arbitration 77

E Case Evaluation 78

F Attorney Negotiation 79

G Hybrid Options 79

Part VI Other Professional Services and Considerations 80

1 Supports and the Future, and Dealing with the Now 80

2 Financial health 84

3 Health insurance 85

4 Mental Health 86

5 Script for talking with the children 86

6 Wills, Estates, and Guardianships 88

Part VII Your Workbook of Personal Growth 89

Glossary 125

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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite Dissolution to Evolution: Navigating Your Divorce Through the Consilium® Process by Heidi-Rachel Webb and Julie Kunce Field is a guide for individuals and families facing possible divorce who are looking for an alternative method to the traditional proceedings. Addressing both the legal and psychological aspects of divorce, The Consilium® Process offers a seven-step program that facilitates a healthy transition for long term success post-divorce. Using case studies, Webb and Field make a compelling case on the merits of the system and offer differing, practical examples of application in multiple circumstances in which many might find themselves. I wish Dissolution to Evolution had come out 13 years ago, as it would have saved me a great deal of headache and assisted me on the path I struggled to find for myself. Heidi-Rachel Webb and Julie Kunce Field are something of revolutionaries in the field of family law. With the release of this book, they are sharing the wealth of possibilities that are open to all, even when a divorce takes a contentious turn. The case study that struck me most was with John and Molly. "Molly’s fear of John became apparent. His verbal abuse was constant, and when I asked her if she feared for her physical safety, she burst into tears. She told me that a few years ago John had grabbed her by the neck and threatened to kill her." Within the book there are cases that appear less volatile, and some that appear more so. This is important as it shows the scope of what can be achieved with the implementation of The Consilium® Process. I can't imagine a person contemplating divorce, a lawyer, a counselor, or anyone else in the field not wanting to consider the application of this innovative and progressive method.