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How to Divorce and Stay Out of Court

One of the key features of a Collaborative Divorce is the parties agree, up front, to a process where they will work things out and not resort to filing a divorce case against each other.  A local group called Nevada Collaborative Divorce Professionals (“NCDP”) helps people learn how to get a divorce, but avoid the contested and emotionally traumatic “court” part where possible.

The members of NCDP are also part of a larger group called the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”).  The IACP website has a useful website that explains a lot.  The explanation and information provided here is a good place to learn more about collaborative, why it works and how it can help you divorce differently!


Melissa Exline, Esq.

Working with families to bring some peace to the chaos that can dominate during the divorce process demands a special, people-centered approach. Melissa does not have cases, she deals with people — people that matter deeply. Her practice focuses on divorce and custody cases, and she prefers to work with clients to reach an amicable resolution. Melissa prides herself on an honest, straight-forward approach to family law, truly becoming a team with her clients, and always putting the children first when custody is a dominating element.

Melissa is Vice President of NCDP (2016) and on its board of directors. In addition, she is a member of the Nevada Justice Association and works to lobby in the area of family law.

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