17 years ago I experienced a collaborative divorce with my ex-husband. It was the most respectful, intelligent, emotionally moderate, communicative and peaceful divorce of anyone I’ve ever seen go through a divorce.
At the time, I had never heard of a collaborative divorce. My ex-husband had found out about it through a friend. We were able to consciously uncouple and remain friendly with our relationship healthy and intact, so that we could successfully finish raising our children. We co-parented our children into very successful and well-adjusted adults. The collaborative process made sure of that.
The collaborative divorce process made sure that the interest of the children are always the first thing on the concern list. Nobody is pitted against one another. Everybody is focused on the good of the cause for the entire family.
The attorneys and professionals work diligently and intelligently to help communication go smoothly and efficiently.
I would highly recommend this process for anyone considering a divorce. You will save money, heartache, and misunderstandings.
-Micki Grimland, LCSW