As collaborative professionals we have the benefit of not having to prepare for and attend hearings in court except for obtaining uncontested divorces or agreed orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Thus, we are not dependent upon the earnings we make from litigation unlike many other family lawyers, financial professionals, and MHP’s. Our economic welfare is solely dependent upon making the best use of the collaborative law process to resolve differences between parents and divorcing couples.
In this time of dealing with the Coronavirus, by social distancing and working remotely from home, and since we are not in court as part of our daily work, we have the additional benefit of making use of virtual meetings through FaceTime, Zoom, GoToMyPC, Google Hangout or Skype in the Collaborative Divorce process.
One of the key ingredients which makes Collaborative Divorce process successful is flexibility. We can adapt the process to meet the unique needs of those we serve as well as the professionals we are. This is a great time to tap into our flexibility to make the Collaborative Divorce process better during a time when things are truly less flexible and more rigid.
Personally, being in a wheelchair and being paralyzed from polio do not prevent me from being productive, successful, or adaptive in my profession. Likewise, there is no reason in this day of virtual technology that the Collaborative Divorce process needs to be on hold when all the other normal activities in our lives appear at a standstill.
Let us reach out to one another and to our collaborative clients to have joint meetings, professional conferences, and off-line meetings and do so by having technology be our friend to further befriend and serve others.