“When my ex and I decided to divorce, we both desperately wanted to protect our son during and after… but we didn’t know what to do or how to do it.”
– James Linder, Founder of Both Matter
BYPASS THE CONVENTIONAL PATH
Cooperative divorce is overseen by a Divorce Manager who ensures all boxes are checked, and a Divorce Coach who facilitates communication and negotiation. When you and your coparent reach an agreement, that agreement is written into a legal divorce decree by a Neutral Attorney.
$2,000 – $3,500 for most parents
Can be completed in a few weeks
Avoid the guessing game of going to court
Parenting Plans based on solid research
“After seeking advice from friends and family, we were urged to consult attorneys who convinced us to fight for primary custody. A year later, the Judge finally ordered us into mediation – $65,000 wasted.”
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need an attorney to divorce.
GET TO THE BUSINESS OF
You and your coparent will share a child or children for the rest of your lives. Both Matter will help you define your new relationship and get to the business of coparenting.
Roughly equal time with each parent
Decide on schooling, medical treatment, etc. cooperatively
SENSIBLE CHILD SUPPORT
Support based on need, not just income
Communicate using tools designed to help parents after divorce
“At mediation, we were told that if each party walks away feeling like the other got what they wanted, that means the mediation worked.”
I thought that was crazy, so I created Cooperative Divorce.
Cooperative Divorce is NOT Mediation
Most states, including Texas, require mediation before you’re able to go to trial. Mediation is a one-shot approach where you’re supposed to settle all your differences and map your kids entire childhoold in a meeting or two. In theory, this is supposed to be a non-adversarial process mediated by a neutral disinterested third-party. In practice, most divorce mediators are attorneys who push parents towards what they believe a Judge would decide.
|Feature||Cooperative Divorce||Mediation||Conventional Divorce|
|Process Driven by the Parents||yes||rarely||no|
|Referee Educated in Child Development||yes||no||no|