Marriage Crisis Intervention
Trusts & Estates
Teamwork in Estates and Trusts
Enhancing Family Communication
Frequently Asked Questions
Training Offerings for Professionals
A Unique Approach
The Collaborative Team
Get the Support You Need
Divorce Support Group
Why a Support Group?
Divorce Support Group FAQs
Is CD the Right Choice?
The Sensitive Issue of Money
Commonalities and Differences
IACP 2011 Forum Presentation Information
MEDIATION / COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES
Parties create their own path to resolve their differences and make decisions.
Parties participate in direct discussion with each other to resolve differences.
A mediator helps contain conflict.
Interest based negotiations are utilized (versus positional bargaining).
Parties obtain knowledge and education necessary for the negotiation process.
A mediator attempts to facilitate a balanced, fair process.
A mediator makes a concerted attempt to prevent unfair tactics.
The process depends on honest and open disclosure of information.
The mediator strives for a balance between the parties and can offer support to a weaker party if necessary.
Collaborative Divorce is an interdisciplinary team approach that integrates specialists as part of the process.
Parties are coached individually and together to obtain skills needed for the negotiation process.
The focus is on the health of the whole family; during and after the divorce.
The children are given a voice: a child specialist advocates for them and helps parents create a parenting plan that takes children's needs into consideration.
Parties are given additional support and an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills necessary for negotiation and four-way meetings by having a personal divorce coach.
The integrative process provides additional structure to contain conflict, change destructive behaviors and create positive change in the family.
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