In talking about divorce, I’m sure you are thinking to yourself “Are you kidding me?”. But those who have experienced the collaborative process understand exactly. As this process is beginning to catch on as the way to resolve disputes in divorce, as they say, “the proof is in the pudding”. The results speak for themselves but for people who are not familiar with the process it may be easier said than done. The ones who have successfully divorced collaboratively initially were in the same boat until they became educated in the process.
The process becomes even more important when children are involved. Below you will find an article that speaks to these situations and what tools are available to parents during this time.
Another “Are you kidding me?” may follow when discussing divorce in the same breath as the Beatles song “We Can Work it Out”. However again for those who have collaborated their divorces can identify with the words. “Try to see it my way, do I have to keep on talking until I can’t go on” is a picture of how couples communicated before they begin their collaborative divorce. Both sides trying to convince the other they they are right. As my other post elaborated on “People speaking without listening”. “Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend” speaks to the essence of the collaborative process. Time is spent on resolving the disputes civilly and empowering people to move on with their lives effectively and efficiently. Divorcing couples develop skills to listen to the other spouse and work together cooperatively resulting in an amicable settlement.
The collaborative process is easier done than said – take it from couples who have divorced this way as they are the ones who are now saying “We Did Work it Out”.
Enjoy the article…Enjoy the song…Most importantly Enjoy the process!!!