How Do I Know if Collaborative Divorce is Right For Me?


Collaborative Divorce is only one of several options offered by Attorney Hugh F. O’Donnell in Kansas City. It could be right for you if you are looking for a less expensive, more civil, and less stressful divorce process. Each spouse selects their own counsel to advocate on their behalf. Couples are not left feeling alone and work with a team of professionals to safeguard the best outcome possible.

Why Consider Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce (CD) is an excellent option for some couples as an effective way to resolve complex issues such as debt and asset division, child custody, and spousal support. It is a private process as compared to traditional divorce, as it does not involve going to court.

If you and your spouse are willing to work together and negotiate to settle, a collaborative divorce may be an excellent option for your divorce.

The Collaborative Process was nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize for transforming how couples and families resolve conflict.

With members in over 28 countries, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals protects the essentials of the collaborative process, expands accessibility to collaborative law worldwide, and serves as a central resource for education, networking, and standards of practice. The IACP promotes voluntary dispute resolution where parties settle without litigation and are supported by mental health professionals, life specialists, and financial coaches.

Working with Hugh F. O’Donnell – Family Law Office

Hugh O’Donnell has been helping couples gain the benefits of collaborative divorce in Kansas City since 2001 when he introduced the process to Missouri and Kansas and trained other attorneys in it. If you feel collaborative divorce may be right for you, contact Hugh F. O’Donnell Family Law at (816) 533-5152 to schedule a consultation.