Is Collaborative Practice right for you?
The Collaborative process is helpful in the majority of cases given that it helps the parties resolve disputes in a more efficient, supportive, and respectful manner, and enables the parties to reach customized agreements.
There are some situations, however, in which this model may not be indicated. This includes, for example, situations in which one or both parties have been physically violent, or when one of the parties is domineering over the other party. The model may be helpful in this situations given the close oversight and support inherent in the open team model.
Moreover, if serious mental health and/or serious drug or alcohol issues exist, then additional specialized services and care may be required as an adjunct to the collaborative process to facilitate divorce proceedings.