Collaborative Practice San Francisco

Ironically, although there is another paid professional working in the case, a Coach usually saves the client money because, unknowingly, and all too often, clients treat their attorneys as their emotional and mental sounding boards.  They talk to their Attorney about their challenges and the dynamics with their spouse and, while some of this is pertinent to the outcome of the case, at the Attorney’s hourly rate, this is very expensive emotional support!  Not only that, your Attorney, while sensitive to your emotions, is not trained to deal with them.

Having a Coach means having another bill to pay.  In general, the Collaborative Process can initially appear to have higher fees than the mediation alternative, especially when you pay the retainers at the start.  However, when mediation is not desired or successful (due to emotional issues causing an impasse in the settlement) the costs of the entire process can be far greater.  And if you take your divorce to litigation, it is highly likely to be much more costly.


About CPSF

Collaborative Practice San Francisco is a group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group is a multi-disciplinary, multi-field group open to all professionals interested in Collaborative conflict resolution. Read more...

Will CP work for me?

If the following values are important to you, it is likely to be a workable option:

  • I want us to communicate with a tone of respect.
  • I want to prioritize the needs of our children.
  • My needs and those of my spouse/partner require equal consideration, and I will listen objectively.

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