YOUR DIVORCE MATTERS! SO, WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Similar to your attorney or mediator, we have very specific fiduciary responsibilities that create high level of protections to you as a client, and these protections are especially critical when engaged in a divorce situation. A fiduciary duty is the highest standard of care at either equity or law. A fiduciary is expected to be extremely loyal to the person to whom he owes the duty (the “principal”) and a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more other parties (person or group of persons). In our fiduciary relationship, the principal vests confidence, good faith, reliance, and trust in us as your real estate professional and seeks proper advice or protection in matters pertaining to the sale of the home. In this type of relationship, good conscience requires the fiduciary to act at all times for the sole benefit and interest of the client, who trusts that they are always acting in their best interest throughout the process of selling the property.
High level client advocacy is one of key differentiators in our model of dealing with divorce situations. We believe in most litigated matters, each spouse should have their own advocate, ensuring their protection, proper communication, and a fair and equal voice in the process. This is accomplished while collaborating with a properly selected agent (representing the other spouse) in partnership, to accomplish the goal of selling the home for the maximum price and in the shortest period of time.
This heightened level of advocacy does not cost any more than having one agent representing both parties in conflict and it eliminates virtually any issue encountered throughout the process if the proper professionals are selected.
As someone with both extensive experience and training in dealing with high conflict people, being able to deal with (and overcome) the psychological hurdles and issues that arise in high conflict divorce situations is a very unique and proprietary part of what we do to both understand and protect our clients.
When dealing with high conflict divorce, we use an assertive approach that buffers both sides from the feeling of being “attacked” by the other side, which also limits cognitive distortions (exaggerated fears, jumping to conclusions, etc) when it comes to dealing with the sale of property.
As a part of our system, we can also utilize the services of our on-call team of mediation professionals, fully trained to deal with high conflict issues and who hold a Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution in addition to years of Family Law experience, giving a high degree of weight to their ability to reduce the negative impacts on our process. Please CLICK HERE for more information on our Conflict Resolution Program.
For those clients who approach the divorce process in a more amicable way, such as through the mediation or collaborative options, we are able to properly consult and apply methods that are congruent to that of their attorney or mediator. Success in these cases, can typically be achieved without engaging separate real estate professionals. By maintaining neutrality and a collaborative environment between the parties and our team, we are able to accomplish the tasks and goals agreed to by both spouses, and keep things flowing smoothly throughout the process of selling the home.