From the beginning in the collaborative divorce process, we step outside of the adversarial litigation model which is still the process that is used in mediation. What we want to do in collaborative is create a team that’s going to support the couple and the family as they move from point A to point B to point C in their divorce process. We don’t begin by aggressively going at each other or being confrontational. In the collaborative divorce process, we are all still human and have our highly charged emotional moments, but it’s in a very safe place. I think when people are hurting and see their life drastically changing, they need to be in a safe place. The collaborative professionals are trained to try to create that space for them.
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