Why I believe in collaborative divorce.
I believe in collaborative divorce because a couple or a family going through a divorce, it is a trauma that they haven’t expected and they haven’t planned for. I think of it kind of like being in a car accident. If you’re in a car accident and you’re injured, the fire engine comes, they cut you out of your car with the jaws of life. The ambulance comes, the professional paramedics stabilize you, get you to the hospital. You’re in a medical crisis and you have a team of professionals helping you.
Collaborative work is a team of professionals to help a family in the crisis of divorce. You have your attorneys to help you with the legal aspects that you may know nothing about. You have your communications coaches, your mental health professionals to help you deal with the emotional fallout from this ending of your relationship. And then of course you have your financial neutral who helps you understand the money bits and pieces of divorce, and a child specialist that can make sure your children’s need and concerns and their best interests are taken into account. That’s why I believe in the collaborative divorce process.