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What Are the Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?

Control
In Collaborative Divorce, you and your spouse agree not to go to court. This gives you and your spouse control of the process and outcome, versus litigation, where a judge makes the final decision.

Collaboration
Instead of the win–lose court setting, the entire collaborative team ensures that both spouses work with, not against, each other, toward mutually beneficial solutions for critical issues.

Communication
One barrier in litigation is the lack of effective communication between spouses. In the Collaborative Divorce process, spouses learn a framework for effectively communicating their concerns and goals and brainstorming outcomes.

Better for Children
Collaborative Divorce gives children a voice in the process, alleviating the potential for future trauma that sometimes persists for generations.

Private
Problems and assets are kept private within the Collaborative Divorce process.

Less Stressful
Collaborative Divorce allows spouses to control pace and timing, improves communication between spouses, keeps control of the outcome with the spouses, and promotes respect and healthier long-term communications.

Saves Time
The Collaborative Divorce process is more efficient, productive, and targeted because of its unique structure.

Learning Effective Communication Skills
Communication skills acquired during Collaborative Divorce may have positive applications outside of divorce as well.


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