You’ve decided to get a divorce. For that you are sure. Everything else is not so clear. You know that you and your ex have problems, for that you are sure. There are disagreements that you can not overcome. You may think that your ex is not a bad parent BUT the reality of the situation requires a call for action. Your resources for information all tell you to hire the biggest, baddest lawyer you can find. This is a good point in time to stop and ask yourself a few questions. #1. How much money is it going to cost to hire this big bad attorney? #2. What is going to be the end result of going to court and having a high conflict divorce, #3. How is my child going to be effected? #4. Is there a different way, a different approach?
The truth is that there is no right answer. Every divorce is different, with some parents engaging in a high conflict process to resolve their dispute. The great news is high conflict cases represent a very small percentage. For the great majority of parents, the trick is to educate themselves on the different options that they can engage in to avoid the conflict process.
We are going to start our course addressing the needs of your children. Your a parent, how do you tell your children about the divorce? How will your children be affected by the divorce process. Is there any hope here or is the news just that bad? Can I manage my divorce case in any way to diminish the pain my child might be feeling?
We are going to talk about the benefits and drawbacks of conflict, collaborative and team based approaches. It is up to each parent, as a consumer, to select the right approach for their particular case. Good luck and lets get started!