Map of the Collaborative Process
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.
Issues are identified. The factual, legal and emotional background is developed. The parties’ interests are identified and understood.
Options are brainstormed for each issue, then compared against interests and prioritized.
Packages of options are created, analyzed, and prioritized. Packages are modified and refined to create resolution.
Written documentation of the agreement and required court forms are prepared and signed. An implementation plan is developed and carried out. Final debriefing.
Follow-up to parties to determine if any changes are needed. Changes are negotiated, memorialized and implemented.