After years of practicing and teaching mediation and collaborative family law, Adam Berner has formulated four aspects of collaborative practice that clarify how this approach represents a unique method to help couples reach the best outcomes possible in their divorce.
Mr. Berner in his May 2, 2019 article in Jewish Link, How Is This Divorce Different From All Other Divorces?, notes that collaborative professionals understand that divorce is not the end of the relationship, but a restructuring and reorganization of the family. The family remains. With this framework, collaborative professionals are not just focused on getting a deal, but are mindful of the relationships—both during the divorce process as well as for the many years after this difficult transition in the family.
Mr. Berner concludes:
Collaborative divorce is unique in that it (1) helps the family (2) reach successful outcomes for all members of the family, (3) based on what is important to each client (and their children), (4) with the assistance of different professionals who offer different specialized expertise in the multi-dimensional transition of divorce.
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