Interested in the collaborative process but don’t know where to start? Interested but not quite ready to talk to a collaborative trained lawyer? This book by Paulie Tesler and Peggy Thompson, Collaborative Divorce, , The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life, was written specifically for divorcing couples and explains how to navigate through your divorce successfully using an interdisciplinary collaborative divorce team. In collaborative divorce, a professional team (a lawyer for each spouse, a divorce coach for each spouse, a neutral financial consultant, and a neutral child specialist) helps couples focus on their highest shared hopes and intentions, and to find areas of agreement as the basis for dealing with more challenging issues.
This is a well written book, and one that we give out during collaborative divorce consultations. Our experience has been that sharing Tessler’s book with your spouse can turn what would have been a traditional litigated divorce case into a collaborative one.