Collaborative Divorce Coach

What is Collaborative Divorce?

I am a Collaborative Divorce Coach, and a member of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver.

Collaborative divorce (CD) is an alternative to a court, litigation driven process that is adversarial, and often financially, emotionally, and psychologically damaging to families.

CD is an interest-based negotiation, team approach that puts decision-making in the hands of separating spouses, while helping them develop the skills and resources they need to:

      • de-escalate conflict
      • improve communication
      • manage stress and emotional reactivity
      • put their children first

When Divorce is handled through litigation:

      • A Judge controls the process, timeline and makes final decisions
      • The Court process is based on an adversarial system
      • Costs are unpredictable and can escalate rapidly
      • You and your spouse negotiate through your lawyers, in court.

With Collaborative Divorce:

      • You and your spouse control the process, and make final decisions
      • Mutual respect and openness is built into the process
      • Costs are manageable, usually less expensive than litigation
      • Lawyers work toward a mutually created settlement
      • The team model is financially efficient, and safeguarding the wellbeing of all members of the family is at the heart of the process

You May Benefit from Collaborative Divorce if you and your spouse:

      • Are experiencing moderate to high level of conflict
      • Are not comfortable speaking directly to each other about separation issues
      • Are willing to disclose information
      • Want to cultivate empathy toward your children’s experience
      • Want to resolve your conflict amicably and protect your children from the conflict

Please reach out to schedule an initial consultation call so we can clarify where you are in your separation process, your family’s specific needs, and the various options that are available to you (One Coach Collaborative Divorce, Two Coach Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Divorce and Arbitration Hybrid, or family therapy, couples therapy, Mediation, Support for your children).

I am here to help, and look forward to speaking with you!