by Terri Romanoff-Newman, PhD. , Divorce Coach
We go to the bank and put our very important valuables in the Security Boxes that we pay for that contain important documents, beautiful jewels, and our finest memories. Doesn't that also sound that I am talking about our children as well? When you decide to use the process of Collaborative Divorce, you are protecting your beautiful assets that you love, you cherish, and that bring you memories for years to look back upon. No other process has the voice for children written into the plan from the beginning such as Collaborative Law. All of the professionals that you work with will be asking "what are your children's needs," although they will be asking that question in a variety of ways and in different circumstances. The Child Specialist will be developing a Parenting Plan which will be one of the very large areas where your what is best for your children now, tomorrow, and in the future will be closely evaluated. As parents, you will be talking about what you think is the most productive way to keep the Security Boxes full and how each of you will participate with that awesome responsibility. Your financial professional will talk to you about how you can financially support your children now and in their later years as they realize their dreams. Coaches will work with you so the past does not interrupt the good work that you are doing with your Lawyers.