Top 9 Ways Collaborative is Different from Mediation
- Mediation is conducted with a neutral 3rd party who’s goal is to get parties to reach agreement; not to evaluate the issues or reach an equitable result
- Collaborative is conducted with professionals: attorneys, divorce coaches, financial experts who work together as a group to reach solutions that benefit the family and parties.
- Mediation does not necessarily include legal advice.
- Collaborative involves attorneys and includes legal advice.
- Mediation does not offer divorce coaching (counseling for going through the process) or any financial expertise.
- Collaborative offers divorce coaching to support each party emotionally while going through the process.
- Collaborative offers financial expertise needed for present day and the future when dividing property and examining support issues.
- Mediators do much of the work in getting parties to reach agreement.
- Collaborative requires the parties to do much of the work which provides a feeling of commitment to the agreement and a sense of accomplishment.
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