Parents should use mediation or Collaborative Divorce to plan for unforeseen events that disrupt parenting plans.
As a Collaborative Professional, I know that the children whose families are divorcing need ongoing support. Special thanks to our teachers who support our students and who are often the first to know when a child is struggling.
The Collaborative Divorce Team Can Help the Divorcing Couple Learn to See and Hear Each Other’s Interests
The upcoming 21st Anniversary of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Hush reminds us that communication is difficult. We need help to learn to communicate during stressful and emotionally overwhelming situations. The Collaborative Divorce team can help.
Thanksgiving Optimism: Despite Lockdowns, I'm in Great Contact with Family Members and Am Excited to See Them All Soon
As a Collaborative professional and mediator I am optimistic about resolutions. As Thanksgiving comes around with Oregon in lockdown due to the pandemic, I know that I will miss seeing extended family this holiday. But, strangely, we're in even better touch now given the bizarre circumstances than before the pandemic. I know that will continue after the pandemic and that I will see them all soon.
Families Should Consider Collaborative Divorce to Avoid Court Backlogs During and After the Pandemic
Oregon courts are under tremendous strain due to the pandemic. Cases are backlogged and will be for a long-time. To avoid a stressful delay for a divorce, families should use Collaborative Divorce to avoid court.
During the First Post-Divorce Holiday Season, Show Kindness Toward the Other Parent and Child for the Child’s Best Interest
During. the Collaborative. Divorce process, you and your spouse worked closely with the team to develop a shared parenting-plan for the holiday season. But, now that the holidays are here, the reality is that the carefully outlined plan will mean that your child may not spend some of the holidays with you, driving up the possibility of pain and heartache because you miss your children. At this time, it is important to remember to put extra effort into showing kindness and empathy toward your ex-spouse, and to your child, for the child's best interest.
Collaborative Divorce can help keep the best interest of the children in mind and lessen the impact of the divorce on children now and into the future.