Legal, Mental Health & Finance Professionals Announce Formation of Missouri Collaborative Institute

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ST. LOUIS - Sept. 27, 2017 - PRLog -- The Missouri Collaborative Institute ("MCI") is an organization that is dedicated to the promotion of educational, civic, social and professional services related to the collaborative law method and its application to the resolution of disputes involving family law matters in Missouri according to the methods of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Along with assisting with the collaborative process, MCI's members can assist individuals in all family law matters including but not limited to:

·         Divorce – Divorce cases can be extremely difficult to settle due to all the issues that come into play, like child and spousal custody, support, property and debt division and attorney's fees. Collaborative divorce can assist parties in reaching a settlement.

·         Child Support – Parties oftentimes have a hard time coming to an agreement on a child support amount. Collaborative practice can help parties in resolving child support cases.

·         Paternity – Unmarried parents oftentimes struggle with reaching a custody agreement. Collaborative practice can help parties resolve custody cases.

·         Legal Separation – Some parties choose a legal separation over a divorce because they do not believe the marriage is irretrievably broken. Collaborative practice can help parties reach an agreement as to the separation terms.

·         Motions to Modify – Parties sometimes need to come back to court on custody or support matters due to changing conditions of a substantial and continuing basis. Instead of litigating a motion to modify, an agreement could be reached in the collaborative process in some cases.

·         Contempt – Individuals can sometimes come back to court alleging that one party is not abiding by a prior judgment. In the collaborative process, these kinds of issues can sometimes be resolved.

·         Prenuptial Agreements – Many parties are opting nowadays toward having a premarital agreement prior to walking down the aisle. The collaborative process can help parties in some of these instances.

·         Family Law Matters – There are a wide-range of family law matters that might be right for the collaborative process. If you have any questions, you can contact us.

·         Adoptions – Some adoptions that might otherwise become litigious might be resolved in the collaborative process.

·         Grandparent Visitation – Many grandparents might be concerned about their level one contact with their grandchildren. Instead of litigating a grandparent visitation case, some parties might consider the collaborative process.

MCI serves individuals in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, including Saint Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and Lincoln County, but we can also assist elsewhere in the Missouri, including Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, and beyond.

The Missouri Collaborative Institute Board of Directors:

·         John D. Kershman, President

·         Carla J. Zolman, Vice President

·         Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D, Secretary

·         Kelly M. Davidzuk, Treasurer

·         Kirk C. Stange

For general information regarding this Missouri Collaborative Family Law Organization (, or for information about becoming a member of the Missouri Collaborative Institute, please call 855-595-6679 or email

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Tags:Family Law, Collaborative Law, Missouri
Location:St. Louis - Missouri - United States
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