EP 106: What is Collaborative Divorce? Interview with Tonya Alexander, Collaborative Attorney and Mediator


"The clients are in control of the [collaborative divorce] process and we’re just there as sherpas…We’re guides and just providing education and information.” - Tonya Alexander

What is Collaborative Divorce? It’s a divorce process that doesn’t rely on the "scorched earth" practices of traditional divorce litigation. In this episode we interview Tonya Alexander, a Collaborative Attorney and Mediator based in Oregon. Tonya will explain why collaborative divorce may make sense for you, as it can save substantial time, money and emotional heartache. This is a great episode to check out for everyone weighing their options in divorce.

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For more information, you can learn more about Tonya Alexander here: 

Website: http://yourpeacefulresolution.com

Great Resources: http://yourpeacefulresolution.com/forms-and-handouts/

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Shawn Leamon, MBA, CDFA

Dallas, Texas

Shawn C. H. Leamon is Managing Partner of LaGrande Global, a firm that helps successful families manage large financial transitions like divorce, inheritance and selling a business.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, double majoring in Economics and Philosophy, and his Masters in Business Administration at Spain’s IE Business School.

Before founding LaGrande Global, Shawn helped manage $1.1 billion in client assets at Bernstein Global Wealth Management. He also worked as a credit research analyst at J.P. Morgan. He is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and he has been an advisor to numerous high-stakes divorce cases.

Shawn is the author of two well-received finance books: Managing Private Wealth: Principles, and Divorce and Your Money: The No-Nonsense Guide, both published in 2016.

In his spare time, Shawn is an ultra-endurance athlete and has competed in events as long as 24 hours. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Alumni Board of Greenhill School.