The Benefits

Benefits of the Collaborative Process

The benefits of the collaborative process to the family involved are that it:

  • Provides an organized and scheduled approach towards reaching an agreement
  • Is based on mutual respect and a cooperative environment
  • Emphasizes the needs and well-being of the children
  • Avoids the expense, delay, and uncertainty of going to court
  • Keeps control of the process with the individuals not the court
  • Provides for open communication to share information to reach a solution
  • Utilizes a problem-solving approach
  • Provides the flexibility to compose a joint agreement, while building confidence and consensus to support the agreement
  • Identifies and addresses interests and concerns for all
  • Contains legal costs and controls scheduling
  • Provides a structure for both emotional support and legal guidance
  • Transforms relationships focused on the future
  • Prepares individuals for new hopeful and healthy lives