Collaborative Practice San Francisco

Map of the Collaborative Process

Stage 1: Setting the Framework, Committing to Process, Temporary Arrangements

Parties understand process options, then choose and commit to Collaborative. Process after reviewing collaborative framework and clarifying motivations. Temporary arrangements are established and collaborative team is chosen and funded.

Stage 2: Information Gathering

Issues are identified.  The factual, legal and emotional background is developed. The parties’ interests are identified and understood.

Stage 3: Brainstorming and Option Development 

Options are brainstormed for each issue, then compared against interests and prioritized.

Stage 4: Negotiating and Choosing Solutions

Packages of options are created, analyzed, and prioritized.  Packages are modified and refined to create resolution.

Stage 5: Memorializing Agreement, Implementation and Final Debriefing

Written documentation of the agreement and required court forms are prepared and signed.  An implementation plan is developed and carried out.  Final debriefing.

Stage 6:  Follow Up

Follow-up to parties to determine if any changes are needed.  Changes are negotiated, memorialized and implemented.

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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