Is Collaborative Divorce is the Best Choice for You and Your Spouse?


Welcome to Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City. We believe that the Collaborative divorce process is right for you if you both want to:

  • separate respectfully and thoughtfully with a focus on the future not the past.
  • keep open the possibility of a respectful relationship with your spouse after the divorce is final.
  • place a high value on taking personal responsibility for handling your own divorce with integrity because of ethical or spiritual beliefs.
  • keep the details of your personal affairs more private not public in the Court record.
  • achieve your own goals and the reasonable goals of your spouse.
  • co-parent your children together and preserve a good co-parenting relationship.
  • avoid damaging your children due to conflict between you and your spouse during and after the divorce.
  • remain connected to a circle of friends or extended family that you have in common.
  • make the best decisions possible for your post-divorce family.
  • control your own financial futures and not give decision-making power to a Judge.
  • create a custom solution to your problems.
  • fix the problem rather than blame someone else.
  • work creatively toward solving the problems rather than exacting revenge.

If you and your spouse meet this profile and participate energetically in the Collaborative Divorce Process, you may well:

  • Spend less money, time and emotional energy than you would in traditional divorce litigation.
  • Produce an agreement better suited to your own unique needs.
  • Find the Collaborative divorce process more engaging, informative and durable than other methods of resolving your divorce or separation issues.

Not Every Case is Appropriate for a Collaborative Divorce:

  • If one spouse has been abusive to the other spouse or to the children, traditional litigation may be a preferable approach.
  • If one spouse has a serious mental disorder, traditional litigation may be the preferable option.
  • If one spouse is unwilling to compromise or participate in the divorce process, traditional litigation may be preferable.