Divorce is one of the most painful experiences a couple and family can go through. It does not have to be a battlefield. There is a healthier way that involves an approach aimed at minimizing the trauma and protecting children and relationships. You will find information below that describes the collaborative model. In addition, there are hybrid models that include elements of collaborative, with the same goals of keeping families out of court and allowing you to create your divorce settlement agreement.
The Collaborative Divorce model provides a respectful and non-adversarial alternative to litigation for families going through a divorce. With the support of a team of professionals (lawyers, mental health coaches, and financial specialist) couples and families stay out of court. This model addresses the emotional, financial and legal concerns while keeping the control over the outcome with the family. The team works with the couple to identify individual needs, minimize conflict, improve communication and find creative solutions.
I would be glad to explain the options available to help you find the model that will work best for your family.
To help children manage during this difficult time, check out a post I wrote with two collaborative colleagues on the CPEB face book page @Collaborative Practice EB, I posted it May 6th.
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