Howard Parsons, a divorce coach answers:
The collaborative approach can be a successful method of resolving the financial and parenting issues if certain criteria are met. First, both parties must not only agree to the collaborative approach, the situation needs to be such that issues can be resolved in this manner. In a situation where there are complications with assets or parenting of children this approach may not be the best answer.
When you are starting the financial/ parenting resolution process feelings will come up. It can bring up anger, hurt, loss and feelings of betrayal which if they are very strong may put an end to a collaborative approach.
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