Collaborative Practice is a process for divorcing couples or people ending non-marital relationships to come together with trained professionals-- lawyers, mental health professionals (including child specialists), and financial advisors--to avoid going to court, and to use a respectful, problem-solving approach.
Couples pledge in writing to work toward a mutually satisfying and durable agreement without litigation. Especially where children are concerned, the emphasis on safe and open communication, mutual respect, and honest exchange of information about needs and expectations can be beneficial.
I am a member of Collaborative Practice East Bay, Collaborative Practice California, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. To learn more about our group and collaborative practice, visit www.collaborativepracticeeastbay.com.
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