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Collaborative Divorce Coaching & Child Specialist

Collaborative Divorce is a non-adversarial approach to divorce. Each parent has an Attorney and a Divorce Coach. The children meet with a Child Specialist. Dr. Drutman and Ms. Schechtman regularly serve as Collaborative Divorces Coaches and Child Specialists.

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

  • Leads to mutually agreed upon settlement
  • Fosters an atmosphere of cooperation
  • Results in Parenting Plans that are custom fit for the family
  • Education leading to better post-divorce co parenting
  • Resolution of all financial issues
  • Private and Confidential
  • Maximum control over the outcome

The Collaborative Divorce Coaches

  • Work with the parents so they do not make poor, emotionally driven decisions
  • Assist the parents in creating a custom fit Parenting Plan that meets the unique needs of the particular family
  • Integrates feedback from the Child Specialist into the crafting of the Parenting Plan
  • Educates the parents about child development, post-divorce co-parenting, and conflict resolution

The Collaborative Divorce Child Specialist

  • Meets with the parents to learn about the children
  • Meets with the children to understand their understanding and reaction to their parents’ pending divorce
  • Serves as a voice for the children