How Does It Work?
When it becomes clear that a divorce is inevitable but you want to avoid the unpleasantness of bullying lawyers and uncaring court procedures, you and your spouse each appoint collaborative lawyers. Both you and the lawyers then sign an undertaking not to litigate and go to court, but to reach a settlement that suits your and your children’s circumstances best. As long as you stick to the collaborative process, you remain in control of your divorce’s destiny. You can also proceed at a pace that suits you best.
If necessary, a child psychologist is appointed by both parties to investigate how the children are affected and how best to protect their interest in the divorce. You and your spouse will have the emotional upheaval of the divorce to deal with. The psychologist can help look out for the children and guide you on how to prepare your children for the inevitable changes and emotional support.
If necessary, a financial planner is appointed by both parties to investigate the value of the estate and advise on the best financial solution to your unique situation.