Mr. Melendez has completed advance training in Collaborative Divorce. Collaborative Divorce is a method of divorce whereby the participants request not to be subjected to the traditional method of divorce so as to avoid the common pitfalls of the traditional method including increased animosity, detrimental effects on children, increased litigation, depression, financial hardship and heartache. In the collaborative method, the participants enter into an agreement where they agree that they will not litigate their family law issues in Court. This is a breakthrough in the way that family law is practiced!
Collaborative Divorce is also a world wide trend that is getting increased attention by both the local Bars and the judiciary. In the collaborative method the parties engage in a team approach to find a solution to their differences. You do not have to be without problems to be successful in collaborative! The parties agree on a team usually consisting of one set of professionals instead of competing professionals found in the traditional method. By having one set of professionals the costs is immediately reduced and the process becomes solution based instead of conflict driven. Another benefit of the collaborative method is that any agreements that the parties reach do not need to be filed with the public record at the court house. This level of privacy is an additional compelling reason that many people are seeking the collaborative method.\
In addition to being advanced trained in the Collaborative Process, Mr. Melendez is a member of Next Generation Divorce as well as the IACP or the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.