Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Practice (CCDM)
 General Information
- Official name: Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Practice (CCDM)
- Country: USA
- City: East Haven
- Type of organization: non-profit professional organization
- Date of creation: -
- Interests: Mediation - Training
- Fields of expertise: Family Disputes (divorce)
Changing how people divorce in Connecticut
Going through a divorce can be a painful experience, emotionally, legally and financially. Often times, couples are concerned about finances, the legal implications of divorce and the impact the divorce or separation can have on children and family members.
Divorce does not have to destroy families. Research has shown that it is not the divorce that results in the destruction of families, rather it is how parents relate to each other during and after the separation and divorce that makes the biggest difference of all.
The Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Practice (CCDM) is an organization committed to improving the process of divorce by helping to educate separating and divorcing couples on non-adversarial options for divorce that are in the best interest of the entire family, especially children.
CCDM offers divorcing couples non-adversarial alternatives to the traditional divorce process, including Mediation and Collaborative Practice. CCDM is a statewide non-profit professional organization comprised of lawyers, financial specialists and mental health professionals who are specially trained and qualified in collaborative practice and mediation.
CCDM is the statewide non-profit professional organization of Connecticut mediators and collaborative divorce practitioners including attorneys, mental health professionals and financial specialists. CCDM’s vision is to change the way people divorce or separate in Connecticut by reducing conflict and improving the lives of family members - especially children.
To accomplish this mission, CCDM:
- Provides the public with information about non-adversarial divorce alternatives.
- Provides the public with a searchable database of professionals who are specially qualified and trained in mediation and collaborative practice.
- Educates, trains and supports its members toward achieving excellence in their field.
Through its members, CCDM serves couples in Connecticut who wish to respectfully dissolve their marriage or civil union through a non-adversarial process.
Non-adversarial processes help couples by:
- Promoting respect and helping couples to maintain control of the process.
- Helping parents keep focus on their most important goals throughout the divorce, especially reducing the emotional burden on children.
- Maintaining family integrity by keeping information and assets private and out of the public record.
- Saving time and money by reducing conflict and keeping the process out of court
175 South End Road, #A2 East Haven, CT 06512 - USA