The Collaborative Divorce Alliance (The CDA) is not a company or a law firm and we do not render legal advice. TheCollaborative Divorce Alliance is a multicompany Collaborative Alliance that fully embraces the concept of Collaborative Divorce.
Our purpose is to minimize the suffering brought about when couples decide to divorce and maximize the potential for each person to make positive life choices based on what they want for their children, their vision for the future, and their desired lifestyle.
Our team’s mission is to guide divorcing couples to make constructive choices that create more beneficial outcomes for everyone involved, and to ultimately find inner peace.
A Collaborative Divorce is fundamentally different than a Contested Divorce. Mediation establishes the foundation of the Collaborative Divorce process and it is typically much less destructive than going to court. Divorce of course is never easy or pleasant and it can certainly present a wide array of complicated challenges. Every situation is different and so is each individual. That is why we meet our clients where they are. Each member of our team is a leader who can help guide you and your family as you navigate the process of transitioning from one chapter to the next.
Our Collaborative Divorce Model addresses the various aspects of the divorce process, which include: The Legal, The Financial, and The Emotional. Our approach to each aspect of the divorce process emphasizes coaching. The coaching aspect of our interactions with each of our clients is what allows us to help individuals at a much higher level.
Members of our team address The Emotional and The Financial. The Emotional involves Divorce Coaching for Women and Divorce Coaching for Men. The Financial includes: Accounting & Tax Planning, Financial Advising, Home Financing, and Home Ownership. When it comes to The Legal, our model relies upon our List of Preferred Attorneys, all of whom have demonstrated a willingness to embrace mediation and collaborative divorce. We work with our trusted attorneys on a referral basis.
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It should be noted that some attorneys completely and utterly reject the idea of mediation because they feel they can get more for their clients by arguing on their behalf in court. But those attorneys tend to not concern themselves with the costs associated with that course of action, many of which are not even monetary. At the end of the day, the attorneys always make more money by going to court and there is often times a lot of collateral damage that comes along with a contested divorce. Therefore, the question must inevitably become:"Is it worth it?"
The CDA is designed to save families: Time, Energy, Effort, and Money.It is also designed to reduce: Stress, Anxiety, Aggravation, and Anger.
In certain circumstances, a contested divorce might be absolutely necessary, but there is something very important to remember. Angry individuals can choose to spend all of their time, energy, and financial resources arguing with one another, either directly or through their attorneys. Angry individuals can choose to spend all of their time, energy, and financial resources trying to punish one another, again, either directly or through their attorneys. But there is another way. These precious resources can be saved by coming to the table in the interest of a brighter future and also for the good of the children. Yes, there is hurt. Yes, there is pain. But ultimately, you get to choose your method of divorce. It's a choice.
From an emotional perspective, divorce is one of the most painful, frustrating, and stressful situations anyone can go through. It is the end of a way of life. It is scary because individuals do not know what to expect in the future, and of course, it is natural to have a fear of the unknown. Furthermore, the long term consequences of divorce can be substantial. It all really depends on how individuals choose to approach the process. If divorcing spouses can be mature adults who have everyone’s best interest in mind, things can turn out relatively well. If, on the other hand, divorcing spouses choose to blame and shame each other, not only will they successfully manage to harm one another, but they will most likely end up doing irreparable damage to their children as well. Therefore, it becomes very important to ask some thought provoking questions.
Going through a divorce is an emotional process and at times it can certainly feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be that way. How each individual approaches the process can make all the difference in the world, and that is why we are here. We take a collaborative family approach that emphasizes the end goal, which is a happier and much more peaceful life for every member of the family. We believe it is paramount to always remain very mindful of the children and how the divorce will impact them.
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* Founder of The Collaborative Divorce Alliance
Christopher M. CarrilloPhone: (314)-724-0116Website: C.M. Carrillo Financial Advising
Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP)
Ann LangstonPhone: (636)-295-6569Website: Certified Divorce Lending Professional - Ann Langston
Certified Public Accountant
Payton Gillis, CPA, CTCPhone: (636)-339-5998Website: Tax Game Plan, LLC
Real Estate Collaboration Specialist - Divorce (RCS-D)
Bethany DeMaggioPhone: (314)-681-7447Website: DeMaggio Realty Group (eXp Realty)
Men's Divorce Coach
Eric RosenPhone: (636)-428-0876Website: Viking Rising Men's Coaching
Holistic Divorce Coach
Angie MonkoPhone: (314)-422-6520Website: Harmony Harbor Coaching
+ Special Note +
The Collaborative Divorce Alliance does not promote or advocate in favor of divorce. The Alliance works to support those individuals who have determined thatproceeding with the divorce process is appropriate for them. The Alliance supports individuals of divorce by helping them identify the best possible solutionsfor moving forward with a primary focus on how to make positive choices that create beneficial outcomes for everyone involved, especially the children.
Christopher Carrillo & Marta Papa, The Divorce Whisperer
Angie Monko & Marta Papa, The Divorce Whisperer
Going through a divorce can feel like climbing a mountain. It can be overwhelming. You do not have to go through it alone.
Divorce impacts so many different aspects of life and the divorce process can leave individuals feeling lost and overwhelmed. The Collaborative Divorce Alliance utilizes a model that is designed to provide individuals with an entire team of leaders who will surround them with the understanding and support that they need in order to effectively transition from one chapter in life to the next. You do not have to go through it alone. We are here to walk by your side every step of the way.
Christopher M. CarrilloFinancial Advisor
Christopher is a Financial Advisor who understands that working with a financialprofessional should involve much more than just an individual's finances.
- Vision - Restoring Order - Desired Lifestyle - A Safe Harbor - Quality of Life - Finding Financial Peace
Ann LangstonCertified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP)
Bethany DeMaggioReal Estate Collaboration Specialist - Divorce (RCS-D)
Eric RosenMen’s Divorce Coach
Eric helps men of divorce learn how to rediscover theirpassion and power in preparation for a brighter future.
Angie MonkoHolistic Divorce Coach
Angie guides divorcing individuals to makeempowered choices and gain clarity about their future.
Every member of our team has his or her own process, each of which contains an assortment ofprograms, tools, resources, strategies, and solutions that give our clients hope for a brighter future.
Divorce impacts so many different aspects of life and having a guide by your side during challenging times can make all the difference in the world. Our Collaborative Alliance provides you with an entire team dedicated to helping you and your family navigate the divorce process Legally, Financially, and Emotionally. Transitioning from one chapter in life to the next is a lot like taking a completed puzzle, breaking it apart, and then reconstructing it in a new way so that the picture aligns with your new vision for the future. Each member of our team can help you put your puzzle back together.
Recovering Passion For Life
Eric guides his clients to find freedom, passion, and purpose after experiencing loss. Eric shows them how to turn their heartbreak into an opportunity to discover:
Learning To Live As A Loving Self-Advocate
Angie guides her clients to become Loving Self-Advocates who stand confidently and faithfully in their beliefs and decisions. They develop skills while going through divorce or loss which allow them to:
3 Secrets to Survive the Stress of Divorce:Helping Women Get Their Lives Back
Women’s Empowerment Through Divorce:Getting Your Life Back
The Heal Your Heart Online Retreat:Support for Women Going Through Difficult Life Transitions
The Women’s Empowerment Through Difficult Life Transitions6-Month Program
The Private Coaching Program(For Men)
The Private Coaching Program(For Men & Women)
Top 7 Tips for Men After Divorce
The Men's Support Brotherhood
"When caught in a storm, it is often times helpful tohave a guide who can become your safe harbor." – C.M. Carrillo
Coaching is in no way to be construed as or substituted for psychological counseling or any other type of therapy or medical advice. Angie and Eric will at all times exercise their best professional judgment, efforts, skills, and care. Angie and Eric do not make any guarantees other than to deliver the purchased coaching services as described above.
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The Collaborative Divorce Alliance (The CDA) is a multicompany Collaborative Alliance. Each member firm of The Collaborative Divorce Alliance is compensated separately.
All member firms of The Collaborative Divorce Alliance, including C.M. Carrillo Financial Advising, are separate and unrelated to Prosperity Wealth Management, Inc.
The Collaborative Divorce Alliance is not a law firm and The CDA does not render legal advice. No member firm of The Collaborative Divorce Alliance is a law firm and no member firm of The Collaborative Divorce Alliance renders legal advice.
Christopher M. Carrillo and C.M. Carrillo Financial Advising do not render tax advice.
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