Monday, December 27, 2020

How to get both spouses/partners committed to a civilized Collaborative Divorce

There is a book written specifically for divorcing couples that explains in straightforward readable terms how to navigate the emotional shoals of a divorce successfully with the help of an interdisciplinary collaborative divorce team. While each partner probably has different fears about the worst case scenarios for the separation and divorce, we find that for most people there is surprising agreement about highest hopes for a "best" divorce.

In collaborative divorce, the members of the professional team (a lawyer for each spouse, a specially trained divorce coach for each spouse, a neutral financial consultant, and a neutral child specialist) help the couple to focus on highest shared hopes and intentions, and to find areas of agreement and consensus as the foundation for negotiating solutions to more challenging issues.

If you know anyone who is about to divorce, the best possible gift is to give that person two copies of Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life, by Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson--one for your relative or friend, and the other to be given to the spouse or partner. Their reasons for wanting a collaborative divorce may differ, but after reading the book, nearly everyone concludes that collaborative divorce is the best choice.


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