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MY SPOUSE SUFFERS FROM ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION; CAN WE STILL DO A COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE?

The Collaborative Process was designed for real people struggling with real challenges. Divorce is a difficult life transition that intensifies the emotional challenges experienced in everyday life. If you or your spouse struggle with anxiety or depression, going through a divorce will likely increase both of these emotions.

Adversarial strategies utilized by lawyers and clients in litigated divorces tend to increase anxiety and deepen depression. By comparison, the collaborative process, with its team approach, allows for the possibility of “deep peace” solutions to family challenges. The presence of the coach in settlement meetings is particularly helpful if mental health issues are present.

Anxiety, depression, and other emotional problems may make the collaborative process more delicate and challenging. Your collaboratively trained lawyer, or divorce coach, can assist you in evaluating whether the collaborative process is a good fit for your family. Click here to contact a professional today http://gentlerdivorce.com/portfolio/.

 

By Deborah Bennett Berecz
Collaborative Lawyer