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East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance (ETCA) is Knoxville and East Tennessee’s practice group for the Collaborative Divorce process. Collaborative Divorce offers separating couples a team-based, holistic way of dealing with divorce. We are an interdisciplinary group of professionals committed to helping families navigate the often stressful, confusing, and emotional waters associated with obtaining a divorce. Our practice group consists of practitioners who are specially trained in Collaborative Divorce and who are required to regularly obtain continuing education so as to offer the highest quality of services to our clients.

Each case is different, so depending on each family’s individual situation, parties work with collaborative attorneys, mental health divorce coaches, financial professionals, and child specialists to assist them through the transition to becoming a divorced family. The cornerstone of any Collaborative Divorce is a written agreement that is signed by both parties and both of their attorneys at the onset of the case where everyone agrees to work together to resolve the parties’ issues without going to court.  This does not mean that everyone enters into this process agreeing on topics, just they are willing to communicate and work together towards resolution.  A Collaborative Divorce provides the benefit of full legal counsel and support professionals to help people resolve division of assets, create parenting plans, and draft the legally binding Marital Dissolution Agreement (MDA) without the contentiousness and stress of litigation.  This process preserves your privacy, assets, and dignity, and reduces the trauma impact of divorce on families.

If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, but want to move ahead in a way that is supportive, considerate, sensible, and constructive, Collaborative Divorce might be the process for you. Please contact a member of our practice group or fill out an inquiry to get started.

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