The collaborative divorce approach is a settlement process that focuses on helping couples and their families in finding their way to a respectful resolution. It creates an emotionally safe environment for the parties to negotiate and resolve their conflict – all without going court.
The collaborative divorce process results in solutions that enables each person impacted by a divorce, especially children, to have the best post-divorce lives possible. Parents divorcing collaboratively are better able to protect their children from the damaging effects of a highly contentious divorce and preserve more of their mutual respect for each other as parents.
In collaborative divorce, control isn’t handed over to a judge unfamiliar with a couple’s or a family’s unique circumstances and who has a very limited time to hear their case. Instead, the divorcing couple works with specially trained collaborative divorce professionals — and without court interference — to arrive at a creative and customized solution.
Furthermore, a collaborative divorce is a more cost-effective and efficient process than a traditional divorce. It is structured so that divorcing couples can work with specially trained professionals to resolve financial, parenting, and other pertinent issues.
Collaborative divorce is a process that enables couples to invest directly in solutions, rather than costly litigation.