The goals of the collaborative process are: to create an environment in which each party can have his or her legitimate needs met; to assist the parties in gathering all necessary information and analyzing that information for choices and options; to assess all options determining the consequences of each; to guide the parties in developing settlement proposals and to help them negotiate a durable and lasting agreement.
Clients are encouraged to consider their short term and long-term goals when working through their case. These goals may be to successfully co-parent for couples who have minor children or to ensure everyone’s financial security. Goals are set early in the process and are the focus of the process. All parties agree to full and complete disclosure and sharing each other’s goals increases the likelihood that the goals will be met.