Collaborative Practice San Francisco

Map of the Collaborative Process

Stage 6: Follow Up


  • Check in to determine if any additional assistance desired
  • Meetings as necessary to negotiate changes, clarifications, refinements in agreement(s)
  • Draft agreement revisions/amendments and ensure parties’ understanding
  • Sign revisions/amendments
  • Implement revisions/amendments
  • Determine whether further follow up will occur

Typical Chronology:

  • Coaches contact parties at agreed upon time to check in
  • Child Specialist contacts children to check in, if desired
  • Coaches contact team members necessary for further work
  • Team phone conference to plan additional assistance
  • 4-7 way meetings as needed, including prep phone calls and debriefing
  • Attorneys draft revisions/amendments to paperwork and any auxiliary paperwork
  • Attorneys meet with parties (and Coaches) to review paperwork
  • 4-7 way meeting to execute paperwork, create implementation plan and determine any additional follow-up
  • Minutes reflecting implementation and follow-up plan circulated
  • Attorneys assist parties in carrying out implementation plan
  • Final debriefing

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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