Divorce is a highly personal matter, and no one approach is right for everyone. However, many couples have found that Collaborative Practice is a welcome alternative to the potentially destructive aspects of conventional divorce. To determine if Collaborative Practice is right for you, ask yourself if these values are important to you:
- Maintaining respect
- Minimizing conflict
- Prioritizing the needs of your children.
- Being able to listen objectively to your spouse's needs
- Having your needs be given equal consideration.
- Working cooperatively
- Seeing beyond the frustration and pain of the present to plan for your future.
- Keeping control of the divorce process, and staying out of the court system.
If you and your spouse agree with these basic principles, Collaborative Practice may be a viable option for you. Talk with a Collaborative professional to get a better idea if this process is right for you.