What Are The Benefits Of Collaborative Practice?

Couples choosing to resolve their differences using the collaborative process benefit in many immediate and long-term ways. Working through the collaborative process, each partner:

  • minimises immediate and on-going conflict
  • has better control of the separation process
  • maintains a level of dignity, respect and privacy
  • avoids court proceedings
  • knows their children’s needs are given priority
  • knows their solution is tailored, it is not one size fits all
  • is more likely to have a better long-term relationship with their ex-partner
  • will obtain a fairer settlement, incorporating where possible, each partner’s needs, interests and objectives
  • has an alternative to litigation without the associated costs, delays and emotional hardship