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

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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.