Divorce can become highly conflictual, costly, and emotionally draining for all parties involved including the children who are often caught in the middle. Children are often torn between parents in custody disputes, must adjust to visitation agreements, and have to adapt to living between two different homes. Collaborative Divorce is a movement within Family Law to minimize the social and emotional strain on all parties by working to find a resolution without proceeding to litigation. Collaborative Divorce provides you and you partner with the support and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court. Additionally, Collaborative Divorce allows you the benefit of Divorce Coaches, and Child and Financial Specialists all working together with you on your team.
Therapeutic Family Services participate with the Collaborative Divorce process as the “Divorce Coach” for the retaining party. Divorce Coaches help you to navigate the Collaborative Divorce process teach self-regulation and communication skills, and provide objective feedback to consider alternative solutions where you may feel there are none. Divorce can be a difficult and emotionally draining process but through Collaborative Divorce, these strains are minimized, new skills are learned, creative solutions are found, and the process of healing begins.
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