What To Know About Collaborative Divorce in 2022

Before we dive into what you need to know about collaborative divorce in 2022, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the year in review.

Between Top Gun Maverick topping the box office, cruise lines lifting their covid restrictions, and the KC Chiefs almost making it to the Super Bowl, it’s been an exciting year.

Our practice is pleased to report we’ve had an exciting year as well. We have had more clients than ever before choose the lower cost, creative resolution-based divorce option of collaborative divorce.

October just wrapped up Mental Health Awareness Month, and at Collaborative Divorce Practice we understand the mental toll divorce can take on a couple and a family. The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day was “Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority.” 

Our team of professionals is prepared to set you up for success, both during the divorce process and beyond. Our safe environment ensures that respectful interactions occur. When respect is given and received, discussions are likely to be more productive and an agreement reached more easily, limiting financial costs as well as stress and time.

Advantages Of Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is a very emotional event. Naturally, those emotions sometimes show up in the process. Your collaborative team can help spouses manage those emotions and keep the meeting discussions respectful. 

The collaborative process has the advantage of being much more predictable and often significantly lower costs than contested divorce. Both spouses still have their own lawyers working on their behalf, but by utilizing a team consisting of collaboratively trained attorneys, a financial advisor, and a divorce coach, we can eliminate duplicate expenses rather than each party hiring individual professionals as needed. 

Research shows that one of the best predictors of a positive collaborative process and outcome is the selection by divorcing spouses of Collaborative Professionals who respect each other and who have successful track records of settling cases together, working together effectively and efficiently to help you reach creative, respectful and thoughtful solutions. Members of the Collaborative Practice Kansas City meet the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) standards for practice excellence.

Take the Empowering Approach

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the mental health decline in youth, and that continues into 2022, explains Harvard.edu. Many factors that determine a child’s adjustment to divorce. One significant factor you can affect is how parents interact with each other. The collaborative process gives parents the opportunity to divorce in a way that will preserve that important part of their relationship that involves raising children. 

Before we let 2022 draw to a close or become too busy with the holiday bustle, remember that the team here at Collaborative Practice is ready to discuss why collaborative divorce may be the best option for your family.

For more information about collaborative divorce and to learn if it’s right for you and your family, contact a Collaborative Practice team member at 913-380-2560 or click here.