How can Collaborative Practice help avoid the emotional hostility and trauma so often part of the divorce process?

Collaborative Practice is guided by a critically important principle: respect. By setting a respectful tone, Collaborative Practice encourages divorcing spouses to demonstrate compassion, understanding and cooperation. Collaborative professionals are trained in non-confrontational negotiation techniques to help parties keep discussions productive and avoid personal attacks. The goal of Collaborative Practice is to build a settlement on areas of agreement, not to perpetuate disagreement.