Can a collaborative divorce give both parties more closure?

The last thing you may hope to achieve in a divorce is closure, but it is possible if you and your partner are on the same page about the process. Taking the collaborative approach to divorce can help you achieve your post-divorce life goals faster and with less effort than using traditional and sometimes contentious tactics.

Here are two ways that collaborative divorce can help you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse gain closure so you can move on with your lives.

Preserve critical resources

What happens during the divorce process has an immediate and significant impact on your post-divorce life. Bickering, aggression and conflict can eat away at you and your partner’s current and post-divorce financial resources. They can also cause the separation process to drag on far longer than necessary and keep you and your ex-spouse from getting the closure you both deserve.

Control the parenting narrative

Divorces where the relationship of the parents is problematic often have to rely on legal intervention for parenting time, sharing and support concerns. The conflict is enough to keep them divisive over critical matters that impact a shared interest – the children’s wellbeing. Taking the collaborative approach to divorce can help you and your partner to focus on helping each other to achieve your divorce goals without sacrificing the parental and personal boundaries or impacting your ability to meet your kids’ best interests.

Collaborative make your divorce can make ending your marriage and starting over much easier. It reduces the lingering emotional and financial impact of your separation on your post-divorce lifestyle.