How does the Collaborative Process focus on children?
Separation or divorce can be emotionally challenging for children. In the Collaborative Process, parents work with mental health professionals, called coaches, who can help them resolve their differences and assist in crafting an effective co-parenting plan. Using coaches provides a safe environment for parents to express parenting concerns and an informed method to reach resolutions. One of the best parts of the Collaborative Process is the primary use of coaches, rather than attorneys, in resolving parenting issues. Reducing anger and hostility between parents, and working towards healthy co-parenting can benefit children now and as they grow into adults.