How should I prepare for a collaborative divorce?

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2023 | Collaborative Law |

The collaborative divorce process has many benefits for you and your family. It helps to reduce the often argumentative nature of the process and focuses more on working together.

If you have chosen to use the collaborative approach to your divorce, it can help to prepare before you begin so that you can get the most out of the process.

Have an open mind

You must approach this process with an open mind. You need to be ready to give a little to get what you want. You have to be willing to compromise and leave all hard feelings at the door.

Know what you want

You should enter the process by knowing what you want. However, be willing to compromise. While you need to know what assets you wish to get or what child custody arrangement you would ideally want, it is important to know that you probably will not get everything exactly as you want it.

Focus on the business at hand

To make the collaborative divorce process work, you have to work together. You should approach this as a business matter. While it may be difficult to ignore your personal feelings, you will get so much more out of the process if you just focus on the details of the conversations and the agreements you make instead of thinking about the relationship.

Collaborative divorce can be incredibly beneficial for everyone, but it can be difficult. You have to be flexible and know that the ultimate goal is to create an agreement that works for everyone.