Collaborative Practice San Francisco

Map of the Collaborative Process

Stage 4: Negotiating and Choosing Solutions


  • Create packages of options
  • Financial Specialist prepares projections for selected packages
  • Compare option packages to interests
  • Modify option package(s) to create final solution

Typical Chronology:

  • Team phone conference before each joint meeting to prepare agenda, discuss status
  • 2-3 or 4-7 way meetings to create option packages and determine packages for projections
  • 4-7 way meetings to review projections and refine packages
  • 2-3 way meetings (Party-Coach-Attorney) to review packages, review projections and prioritize packages
  • 4-7 way meetings to negotiate to final resolution
  • Bring in additional assistance as needed (mediator, case facilitation, mentor)
  • Party-professional and team debriefings after each meeting
  • Prepare and circulate minutes after each meeting


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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