DailyCamera.com shows how Working together to separate and divorce leads to better outcomes.
Aimee Heckel writes (excerpt):
But the collaborative process seems to be more effective than a judge throwing down the gavel. A 2005 Canadian study showed more clients were satisfied after a collaborative divorce, and that it led to quantifiable improvements in the relationships between the parents, as well as the parents and their children. The study also showed a trend toward greater compliance with child-support obligations and satisfaction with the custody agreements when the resolution was negotiated. Parents reported less conflict and more communication, cooperation and contact in months after the divorce.
Parents who had not negotiated their agreements were more likely to report that the divorce proceedings had intensified their anger. James says collaborative divorces are less stressful.