Is it possible to achieve resolution via collaborative divorce for a high-conflict couple?
Amy Zylman Shimalla’s Answer:
It is possible because there is a commitment by both the parties and their lawyers to reach a resolution. A mental health expert trained as a divorce coach is often helpful in managing the high emotional level that is often present in divorce. The team works together to manage the conflict between the parties and to help them focus on resolution. This is very different from litigation, wherein the conflict is often exacerbated resulting in longer litigation at great expense to the parties both financially and emotionally.
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