Consultation Services

Sample Past Presentations

IFCR also partners with Collaborative Divorce professionals around the country to provide consultation services.  While we can tailor our services in this area to meet your needs, some common options are:


  • Individual Consultation - We work one on one with newer Collaborative Divorce practitioners (from all three professional disciplines) who seek mentoring from more seasoned professionals as they start to work cases.  We also consult individually with experienced colleagues around the country who are working through complex issues in cases and want to consult with other experienced professionals on how best to navigate issues that are coming up in cases.
  • Profession-Specific Consultation - We lead workshops and provide small group consultation services where Benjamin Papa works with Collaborative Attorneys, Julia McAninch consults with Coaches, and Cheryl Panther with the Financial Professionals.  These services can be especially helpful in practice groups where one or more sets of professionals is struggling with how to effectively play their role in cases. 
  • Practice Group Development - We also work with whole practice groups around issues of formation, development, business building, intra-group conflict, trust building, and related topics.  We can tailor our services to your practice group's needs.

"An amazing team of collaborative professionals who clearly believe in the process and in sharing their expertise to contribute to spreading the movement of Collaborative practice.  Enthusiastic, synergistic excellence!  Thank you!" - Mental Health Professional

"Training was very informative.  Thank you for all your expertise - Pleasure learning from you"


  • Tax Treatment and Consequences of Divorce:  A Practical Refresher
  • ​How to Sell Collaborative Divorce in Initial Consultations
  • ​Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Group
  • ​Effective Legal Advocacy in Collaborative Divorce
  • Tax Primer for Family Law Attorneys
  • Divorce and Emotional Stress
  • Getting to the "Whys" : Marketing Collaborative Divorce
  • The Role of the Mental Health Professional:  Attending to the Emotional Currents
  • Everyone Needs a Financial Plan
  • When Law, Psychology, and Religion Collide

Beyond the Introductory training, IFCR also offers a variety of other trainings and workshops aimed at more experienced collaborative professionals.  Topics include:


  • The Importance of Playing Your Role:  Common Ways that Collaborative Professionals Over and Under Function in Their Roles


  • Financial Narratives: Understanding How Psychological Narratives About Money Affect Collaborative Divorce Clients and Professionals


  • Advanced Tools for Preventing and Addressing Impasse


  • Navigating Nuances Around Neutrality in Collaborative Divorce Cases


  • When and How to Modify the Collaborative Process


Our Introductory training is typically offered over two consecutive days but can be adjusted to three days as needed. Please contact us to discuss how we can best meet your community's training needs.  

Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training

Collaborative Divorce

Advanced Collaborative Divorce Trainings

The Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training guides participants through a collaborative case, from the initial consultations a prospective client has with each professional to a mutually acceptable durable resolution of the whole case. The curriculum is practical and interactive, with a “teach-demonstrate-practice” approach. We address the foundational philosophy of Collaborative Divorce, the various roles the professionals play in the case, and the specific steps through which most cases move, integrating experiential opportunities throughout the training.  The curriculum provides opportunities for participants to gain feedback and practice throughout the training.  This training is recommended for lawyers, mental health professionals and financial specialists who have an interest in offering this innovative process to their divorce clients.


Participants leave the training with a clear understanding of both how and why the Collaborative Divorce process so often works for families and how to market that message to potential clients.