The best way for people who are divorcing to resolve any disputes is to use a Collaborative professional team.
People using Collaborative Practice can have the benefit of a team of professionals who work with them. In addition to the lawyer each client retains, Collaborative Practice uses a financial professional and a Family Relationship Consultant, who participate in the process as neutrals and help the couple develop an acceptable and durable agreement.
The role of the Family Relationship Consultant involves attending all the legal meetings as a facilitator, and working with the parents, if children are involved, to develop an effective parenting plan and a positive co-parenting relationship. The Family Relationship Consultant’s focus is to keep the well-being of the entire family as a primary goal.
The Family Relationship Consultant can work with parents who want and need some support to develop a strong parenting relationship. Family Relationship Consultants often work with couples, post-divorce, to strengthen their parenting relationship and improve their communications.
Some couples choose litigation for their divorce process. A Family Relationship Consultant can work with those couples to develop a solid parenting plan. In addition, many parents need some suggestions on how, when and where to tell their children about the separation. Couples who spend the time to have all of these discussions in detail during their separation have a stronger chance to develop a positive relationship separation.