What about my children? How are child support and child custody arrangements decided in Collaborative divorce?

Collaborative Practice is kinder and supportive of both parents and children, and allows you to move through a difficult transition with less emotional harm to your family than what occurs in typical litigation. Licensed mental health professionals called “coaches” will help in developing a co-parenting plan, and assist you in setting aside your differences so you can work in harmony with your ex.

A neutral licensed mental health professional specializing in working with children (the “child specialist”) can give your children a safe place to talk about the changes that are happening in your family during your divorce. He or she will represent the children’s needs and offer insight to help you and your spouse develop the best parenting plan for your children.