The purpose of CDRP is to promote the use of the collaborative process in all aspects of dispute resolution by educating the public, ensuring the highest standards of collaborative practice, supporting our members and the broader collaborative community, and providing service to the community. Click here to meet our members. Contemplating separation and divorce elicits not only feelings of pain and regret about the loss of the relationship and family, but also anxiety about financial security, custody issues, and the stress and expense of a protracted battle with a spouse and his or her attorney, especially if the case may go to litigation. The collaborative process provides a different way to separate and divorce, providing a mutually respectful way to resolve all issues with the assistance of lawyers and a team of collaborative professionals as appropriate. Everyone works together in a cooperative rather than an adversarial process, with the promise of all participants that they will provide all information and documents required for full disclosure and that they will resolve the issues without going to court.
Collaborative process is different from both mediation and litigation. To understand the differences, see FAQ's. Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, Inc. (CDRP) is dedicated to:
Making high quality collaborative services available to all who will benefit from the process.