Everyone has heard, or you may have yourself experienced, a divorce horror story. The unfortunate part in many of these stories is that much of the pain and suffering within them may be a result of the divorce process rather than the divorce itself. Sadly, the traditional litigated divorce process can add significant insult to injury when it comes to an already emotional and draining situation.
When you think about divorce, the term collaboration is probably one of the last words to come to mind. Here are two people asking to end their marriage, both of whom are likely experiencing hurt feelings, lack of trust and want nothing more than to start living their lives apart. So when divorcing couples first come to me, I’m not surprised to hear that one, or both, of them is a little skeptical.