Collaborative Divorce, unlike litigation:
- Promotes open communication
- Encourages mutual respect
- Prevents power-based and often protracted legal battles and maneuvering.
- Protects family privacy and confidentiality
- Educates parents to develop a co-parenting process with improved communication and agreed procedures that support the realities of children living with consistency in two households. In this context, they can develop a healthy respect for parents' differences, and focus on maintaining loving relationships with each parent without fear of betraying loyalties toward either parent.
- Results in creative and responsive agreements that reflect a degree of attention to the particular needs of each unique family
- Serves the goals and concerns of each participant in the divorce
- May include the voices of the children in the process
- allows the parties to implement experimental outcomes to assess the benefits and disadvantages of considered options without fear of having established precedents that are then used as leverage in negotiations.
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