Which is better, traditional divorce, or Collaborative divorce?
There is no question that lower conflict is healthier for couples and their children. Collaborative divorce has a better chance of mitigating conflict, because it employs a team of well-qualified professionals to assist parties in all aspects of their divorce: legal, financial, and emotional. Most cases are suitable for Collaborative process. Those that aren’t suitable may include serious power imbalances (such as in cases with severe domestic violence), extreme addictions or mental health pathologies, or couples with few assets and no kids who might otherwise get along and could resolve their differences cooperatively in the traditional model. Otherwise, Collaborative law offers the parties the opportunity to “think outside the box” in crafting creative solutions to their marital issues, taking into consideration the best interests of ALL family members at ALL times.