How Can A Collaborative Divorce Help Your Children Through Your Divorce?

Little girl with arms around little boy.Getting a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved!

When you choose the collaborative divorce process, it encompasses everyone’s wellbeing and works with the family as a whole. It doesn’t pit spouses against each other. Its goal is to learn to communicate with each person and mediate an amicable agreement for each spouse.

This process works as a team model, employing lawyers, mediators, divorce coaches, financial neutrals, child life specialists and psychologists — everyone on the team, including the couple, vow to resolve issues without going to court.

There are many ways the collaborative divorce process is pro-family and pro-child. Here are a few:

  • Children are priority #1 in the decision-making process
  • When the child sees their parents working together, the children have a healthier emotional outcome
  • Child life specialist and psychologist work with your children to process the separation and deal with the emotions that arise
  • Team members help encourage discussions to keep the process moving forward
  • Can help develop co-parenting plans such as future visitation, vacation and holiday plans

The collaborative divorce process is not a scorched earth model. It is more collaborative than contentious. By encouraging communication, the walls come down, and the family unit can move forward healthily.

The collaborative divorce process is an alternative dispute resolution method that can help you maintain your family unit while staying away from court litigation.

Our team of experts can help you and your spouse to develop a dialogue that will shield your children from the raw emotion that divorce brings.

At Peace Talks, our custody mediation and parenting plan mediation services assist divorced, divorcing, and never-married parents in working together to develop a child-centered custody plan and improve your ability to co-parent.

Contact us today to see how we can help both you and your spouse divorce in a way the keeps your family unit intact.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

What Are the Most Common Reasons for Divorce

Couple sitting on couch in front of coach therapist.Our team at Peace Talks has worked with many couples who are struggling in their marriage for various reasons and are looking to divorce or separate.

We are often asked, what are the most common reasons for divorce, and you know what?  We have couples divorce for so many reasons; but these seem to be the most common:

  • Extramarital affair brought on by anger and resentment
  • High expectations that neither spouse can reach
  • Constant arguing without stopping
  • Financial woes
  • Loss of a desire to keep trying to work areas of friction out
  • Lack of equality
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Demeaning situations that continue to arise
  • Marriage and/or pregnancy at an early age
  • Religious differences

But with these reasons, we also find that the root of the issue is often due to a breakdown of communication, and it’s just not about the final straw that broke the camel’s back.

Often at the beginning of a marriage, spouses will find that they will argue and then makeup. But over time, one spouse gets tired of trying, tunes the other person out and looks outside of their marriage for love, equality and companionship.

The majority of couples we have worked with have found that mediation and communication helped their marriage situation in many ways, even if it was on the brink of divorce.

Peace Talk mediators are an excellent team of moderators. They are dedicated to the practice of mediation as the preferred method of resolving disputes.

At Peace Talks, our co-mediation teams of attorneys and therapists craft a settlement that works for you and your family. Our divorce mediators work with you to explore options, get the information you need to make the right decisions and reach your own agreements, keeping you in ultimate control over your future.

Get started with our Quick Start FAQ or call to speak with us about scheduling a free mediation orientation (310) 301-2100.

Note: This information is general and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.