Most people think of divorce as a declaration of war. That is not the way it has to be. Even if there are feelings of anger during separation, parents can work together to determine how they will continue to work together towards the best interests of their children.
In the link to the video below, Anne Lucas, Board Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, interviews Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond of Tampa Bay. They went through a Collaborative Divorce, and they outlined their experience in their book, Our Happy Divorce.
Click the following link for the video: Video of IACP Our Happy Divorce Interview
Nikki and Ben show that even in the most difficult of times, parents can work together to ensure their children thrive.
As Ben says in the interview about Collaborative Divorce professionals, “I am so inspired that [Collaborative Professionals] are trying to change the conversation about divorce. So, if you are married, and [divorce] is a possibility, there is an alternative. If you are going through it, and we just want to let people know, and this is why we wrote this book, that if Nikki and I can do it, with our personalities, we are convinced that it can work for anybody. Anybody can do it if they just put ego aside.”
If you are going through divorce, you do not need thrust your family into a courtroom battle. Make sure to speak with a Collaborative Professional to learn how you and your spouse can work together to amicably move into the next phase of your lives.
Adam B. Cordover is one of the most experienced Collaborative Lawyers in Tampa Bay. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and has taught lawyers, therapists, accountants, and others throughout the U.S., Canada, France, and Israel how to help families via the Collaborative Process.