Is the Collaborative Process right for my family?

No single approach is right for every couple, and how you choose to proceed should be discussed with a professional. In contrast to the often destructive and adversarial components of litigation, the Collaborative Process offers a healthy alternative as it addresses all of the dissolution issues while helping the parties develop more effective ways of interacting and communicating with one another. The Collaborative Process may be right for you if you:

  • want to avoid court and costly litigation
  • want full and open disclosure so you can make informed decisions
  • want a problem-solving approach with experts to support and guide you
  • want to be able to keep control of the process
  • want to focus on meeting the needs of your children
  • want a process that is respectful
  • want a process that is present and future-oriented
  • want a process that addresses the needs, interests, concerns and goals of all members of your family
  • want to get along with your co-parent for the sake of your children
  • want to reach an agreement that feels fair and is durable