Collaborative Law, Mediation and Self-Guided Divorces can help the majority of divorcing couples.
A cooperative approach may be right for you
if some or all of the following are true or possible:
- You have accepted the divorce is going to happen
- You are willing to work together to achieve the best possible outcome
- You are willing to try to see things from your spouse's point of view in order to cooperate to reach a resolution
- You believe you and your spouse have, or are able to rebuild, enough trust in each other to achieve a successful resolution
- It is important to you to maintain a respectful relationship with your spouse after the divorce, especially where children are concerned
- You and your spouse are both willing and able to honor any agreements you make during your divorce
but cooperative methods are not for everyone.
There are situations where a cooperative approach will not be successful. If you or your spouse are intent on getting revenge, making the other pay, or using your children as weapons against each other, a cooperative approach is unlikely to be successful.
However, cooperative methods CAN be successful even in high-conflict cases if you and your spouse have the right intentions.