Different than therapy, as a neutral member of the Collaborative Law Practice model, my role as a Trained Professional Coach allows me to help the participants in this process:
- Determine what is most important to be addressed and prioritize the components of the conversation.
- Create goals for family as well as individuals within the family.
- Manage highly charged feelings.
- Strengthen communication skills.
- Develop an effective parenting plan.
- Develop co-parenting goals, skills, and commitment.
- Learn conflict engagement skills.
- Learn conflict resolution skills.
- Confront uncomfortable topics and unresolved concerns.
- Expand options for resolution.
- Focus on the present concerns and future intentions.
- To have informtaion to help them make better decisions as they prepare to make lifetime commitments.
- To validate that they are doing what is best for their children and their children's future.
- To have special needs, concerns, and/or perspective of each child considered.
- To discuss anticipated difficulties inherent in co-parenting.
- To receive any recommendations, suggestions, or information that may help them when developing their parenting plan and co parenting commitments.
Taken from the CIACP brochure ~
The end of a marriage or relationship can be tragic enough. Often, the process of divorcing only adds to the pain. A growing number of parting couples, along with other professionals, have been seeking a more constructive altenative. These profesionals have developed the Collaboratiave Law Practice model. Collaborative Law Practice is a reasonable approach to divorce based on three principles:
- a pledge not to go to court
- an honest exchange of information by both spouses
- a solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both spouses and their children