We are fans of Walt Disney and the company he left behind. It is no wonder that we took a deep interest in the divorce of his nephew, Roy Disney, from his wife Patricia after 52 years of marriage. What was even more interesting was the vacuum of information that surrounded the divorce. This is because they used the “magic” of collaborative law to avoid the public scrutiny that was sure to follow them throughout such a proceeding.
Divorce is hard enough. Add the peering eyes of the public into your private life and you have enhanced the stress in the situation. Every accusation, every comment, every asset, every tax return … anything that goes into the court record becoming a public record.