The person who is going to do well in collaborative divorce is the person who is looking for complete understanding of the decisions to be made and the information that they need to know in order to make educated decisions. That would include the legal information and the financial information and also the information about families communications and child related matters that they need in order to make wise decisions about their settlement terms.
Those settlement terms are going to govern a lot. They’re going to govern parenting relationships after divorce. They’re going to govern how the children are raised. They’re going to govern what standard of living the parties will enjoy after the termination of marriage and what their retirement years will look like. So if you’re a person that wants to understand what divorce is all about and what decisions have to be made and the information that’ll help you feel satisfied in your decisions, then collaborative divorce is right for you. Additionally, if you’re a person that wants to be transparent and wants to count on your spouse to be transparent as to all the relevant information then you’re a good fit for collaborative divorce. If you’re a person that cares about the other spouse even though you understand you’re both going to be in separate households after the termination of marriage then collaborative divorce is something you want to consider.