IS COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE RIGHT FOR ME?
- My children are very important to me, and I want to act ethically and morally for the sake of my children.
- I want to make sure my children and their other parent are well served. I know that, in the long run, I will be happier when they are well taken care of.
I am not perfect, and I have said and done things I regret, but want to speak and act from my best self.
I want my lawyer to be a wise counselor rather than a hired gun and an alter ego.
I am not afraid to speak for myself and my interests with my spouse with the help of one or more collaborative professionals.
- I am open to solutions that will satisfy both my and my spouse’s needs and interests.
- I may experience anger, resentment, humiliation, and fear, but I do not want these emotions affecting the future of my family and myself acting out of these emotions. Rather, I want to make decisions from a place of calm, respect, and wisdom.
I would prefer a deeper resolution rather than a shallow victory.
I know that at times it may be hard trying to work out solutions for my spouse and me. I may feel at times that it would be easier to fight it out in court and have the judge decide, but I am willing to trust the process and to persevere through the process.
I want to be able to look back and feel good about the outcome and how I handled myself during the divorce process.