Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?
- Are you more interested in moving on with your life than in perpetuating a marital battle in court?
- Do you want to be in control of your own future and not dependent upon who has the best attorney?
- Do you want to be in control of your destiny, including custody and financial support issues, rather than relying on a court's decision?
- Do you want to ensure that the members of your family each have what they need to move forward with their lives feeling intact and secure?
- Do you want the cost of obtaining your divorce to be as much as 80% less?
- Do you want your divorce to be between you and your spouse and not have your relationship aired in public?
- Do you want to have a financial settlement that is respectful to both parties according to their needs both now and in the future?
- Do you believe that both you and your partner need to make your children your primary responsibility when making financial plans?
- Do you want to lessen the stress and arguments, when making decisions with your partner regarding your children?
- Do you want to have a good relationship with your children during and after the divorce?
- Do you want to end the emotional battle--the anger, upset and fighting?
- Do you want to preserve your children's emotional health during and after the divorce?
- Do you want to be treated with respect and dignity during your divorce process?
- Do you want your children to be able to invite both their parents to all the special events in their life?
- Does your partner share your values, for the most part?
- Are you both able to think and function with clarity and respect, even if you need coaching to do so?
Choosing a Collaborative Process for your divorce means that you value an approach that focuses on the needs of the entire family. If you answered "Yes" to most of the questions listed above, a Collaborative process is right for you.