About Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix

Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix (CPP) is comprised of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals who have been trained in the Collaborative Divorce Process, as well as affiliate members who support the collaborative law process.

Bi-monthly meetings provide an opportunity for our members to learn more about Collaborative Practice as well as to become better acquainted with other collaborative professionals. CPP provides additional training and continuing education. Members of CPP are also involved in public education projects related to Collaborative Practice.

CPP Practitioner Members represent clients in a collaborative, out-of-court alternative to traditional litigated divorces. The Collaborative Law Process is a transparent, respectful and private way for couples to divorce in which each spouse’s needs, interests and concerns are addressed. We are committed to the Collaborative Process to solve problems by reaching mutually agreeable solutions. We work together with our clients and other collaborative professionals, respectfully and in good faith, to gather the information needed to reach an agreement. The goal is a win/win resolution for our clients and their family.

A Collaborative Divorce includes resolution of custody and parenting time, division of community, joint and separate property and debt, spousal maintenance, child support and other issues that are of concern to couples and families going through legal separation or divorce. Issues related to separation of unmarried partners, paternity and related child custody and parenting issues, and other matters affecting families in transition are also suitable for resolution using the collaborative divorce model for conflict resolution.

Estate and trust, probate and other civil matters are coming to the forefront as new areas of law suitable for the collaborative law process.

All CPP Practitioner Members have completed training in the full-team interdisciplinary collaborative divorce model and must meet additional educational, credential and experience requirements for membership.