The Collaborative process is not appropriate where the marital dynamics & relationship have been unequal. In other words, if one spouse is highly educated and the other is not. Or, where one spouse “wore the pants” in the family and the other took on a more submissive role.
The spouse wishing to use this process must be confident, assertive and knowledgeable if they are to receive what they are entitled to by law. The Collaborative process does not permit either spouse to have an “advocate” on their side looking out for them. They must do this themselves.
David L. Miller is a Partner with Kring & Chung, LLP, a family law firm California that is dedicated to protecting clients, their rights and their families while providing tailored service in a wide range of family law cases. David manages the Family Law Department and can be reached at (949) 261-7700.Visit their family law website www.kc-familylaw.com