What if it’s too difficult to be in the room with my spouse?

Some clients prefer the distance and safety that a virtual meeting offers.

In Collaborative Divorce, some meetings can be done without the spouse in the same room. Virtual meetings are one possibility, including virtual break-out rooms. For in-person meetings, the clients can remain in separate rooms while a professional shuttles back and forth.

A neutral professional shuttles from a client-lawyer meeting in one room to a client-lawyer meeting in another room.

At some point in the Collaborative Divorce, an in-person meeting with both clients may be advisable. In this case, the facilitator can carefully manage the meeting to prevent and contain conflict, as well as build in safeguards, like an instant break if needed.