Spring is the season of growth and renewal with nature in full bloom and individuals set on seeking a new beginning after the frigid winter. This period provides time for couples to emerge from the cold of winter with a fresh start through an equitable and respectful divorce or separation process.
“Spring represents a time of change and offers an opportunity to think about re-starting and moving forward, and this sentiment can impact many different aspects of life, including personal relationships,” said James Jeffcott, President of Collaborative Practice Ottawa. “While experiencing change during a fragile and often overwhelming situation such as divorce, it is important to try to maintain a state of mental wellness. It’s for this reason that Collaborative Practice includes counsellors and social workers as part of the support system to ensure a cooperative mutual resolution to any couple’s separation.”
Collaborative Practice Ottawa is a coalition of lawyers, financial professionals and family relations counselors who work together with couples to bring a respectful, balanced and equitable conclusion to their relationship without resorting to the court system.
“It is important to consider all aspects of separation to reduce the emotional strain on families,” added Jeffcott. “Self-discovery is essential for the development of self-esteem and confidence. In the next few weeks, children will be leaving school for the summer break, and this time provides an opportunity for parents to compassionately lead them through this difficult process. We provide advice from our family relations counselors to make this adjustment as peaceful and seamless as possible.”
Collaborative Practice Professionals believe in negotiations based on respect, where there are no winners or losers. They believe that all disputes can be resolved with each party feeling satisfied with both the outcome and how it was reached. Collaborative Practice is a customized, affordable alternative to litigation and mediation and provides essential tools separating couples need to have an amicable divorce. Collaborative Practice Professionals offer a non-confrontational, cooperative, and efficient process that meets the needs of families — especially those co-parenting children.
“The significance of having experienced professionals working with you is having answers to seemingly unpredictable questions,” concluded Jeffcott. “The experience of our team is valuable because we provide stability in an often tumultuous time.”
Collaborative Practice Ottawa is a coalition of lawyers, financial professionals and family relations counselors who work together with couples to bring a peaceful and equitable conclusion to their relationship without resorting to the court system. They represent over ninety Collaborative Practice Professionals in Ottawa.