John had been through a litigated divorce several years ago and was anxious to avoid the protracted, expensive and painful process that had been his experience”and that of his four children– in his first divorce.
Martha had been through much of that first divorce with John and agreed that the Collaborative process was a much better choice for them and especially for their very young son, Jared. John and Martha were able to craft an agreement using the Collaborative process with enough flexibility to allow John’s fledging business a chance to grow and prosper for the benefit of all three members of the family. Perhaps most important, the agreement allowed John and Martha to create a parenting plan that fully involved both of them in Jared’s life. Several years later, John told his Collaborative counsel, €œMartha and I have the best divorce.