Collaborative Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

Posted on August 5, 2012


Collaborative divorce allows attorneys and parties to view the divorce process as something other than adversarial and confrontational. A recent post appeared on the web byJen Weigel entitled “Can Your Divorce Be Collaborative?”. Among other suggestions, Ms. Weigel has four positive suggestions. These apply to all those involved in divorce, whatever the process. The four points that resonate are:

1. Do not badmouth your ex. This will come back to hurt many parties.

2. Acknowledge any mistakes you make. An occasional apology ,too, will help.

3. Avoid Emails. It is too easy to send the wrong message at the spur of the momemt.

4. Put yourself in their shoes. The quote favored by President Kennedy was “May I not judge my fellow human until I walk a mile in their moccasins.”

Much food for thought lies in the above four comments