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Advantages and Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

You will have a divorce agreement personally tailored to meet your family’s specific needs.

When you litigate, a judge has limited time and information about you and your family with which to make lifetime decisions about your future.

Provides a foundation for a positive ongoing co-parenting relationship.

Increases the likelihood that your children will stay in contact with their extended families.

Most importantly, the Collaborative Process allows your family to begin to heal.

Benefits for Partners

You and your spouse will be a part of each and every decision, whether it is about your children, your finances, or the family home. When you each feel represented, heard, and respected, conflict will decrease and the focus remains on finding solutions. Creative solutions are generated in the non-adversarial atmosphere of Collaborative divorce.

Litigation often creates conflict and discord where none existed before. The Collaborative Process will prevent this from happening to your family.

The Collaborative Process promotes more effective communication, which reduces conflict and the likelihood of rehashing issues in the future.

The Collaborative Process results in more family cohesion, thereby promoting a caring, loving and involved relationship between you and your children.

Benefits for Children

Collaboration will give you the opportunity to be truly selfless for the benefit of your children. Your children will avoid unnecessary pain and confusion concerning your divorce.

Collaboration acknowledges that you, with guidance from your advisors, are best qualified to determine your children’s future. The Collaborative Process will help you work together to develop a parenting plan that works for your unique family.

The Collaborative Process allows for a smoother transition for your children to the new family structure.
Your children will have the stability borne of reduction in conflict and your mutual commitment to put the children first.

The communication established in the Collaborative Process will benefit your children by reducing the anger, fear, and stress that may be experienced by you and your children during your divorce.