Collaborative Divorce: Well-Suited For Divorces With Children

Collaborative divorce has many benefits, and is well-suited for divorces when children are involved. As a divorce attorney, I know the challenges that people face when it is time to divorce, and I know the good that collaborative divorce can do for people.

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Collaborative Divorce Is A Great Option For Strengthening Co-Parent Relationships

The collaborative process is especially well-suited to divorces with children as it helps parents begin to work together. This can be incredibly important to the well-being of a child because, while parents may no longer be spouses to each other, they will always be parents to their children.

Unfortunately, child custody is one of the most contentious aspects of family law when it comes to divorce. Collaborative divorce gives parents time to make the best decisions possible for their family’s future in a peaceful environment. Each family is unique, and the solutions needed to create the best possible future need time and creative problem-solving that the collaborative method provides.

Each party retains their own collaborative attorney, and when working with a financial neutral and a mental health coach for effective communication, the legal needs of the divorce are streamlined and pin-points the most important aspects that need creative solutions.

When children see their parents working together, it gives them a sense of control and trust in their parents during a very uncontrolled time in their lives. That trust is important for both parents to establish as their family dynamic rapidly changes through divorce. Collaborative divorce can help parents learn how to communicate with each other and how to make solid decisions for their family’s future.

If you are in the Kansas City and believe collaborative divorce is the best option for you and your family, contact me, Hugh O’Donnell, to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at (816) 533-5152 with any questions about the collaborative process and how it can benefit your family.