Collaborative Divorce isn’t just for couples who are very amicable. Collaborative doesn’t require that you have no problems in your marriage–just that you’re willing and able to commit to negotiating honestly to do what’s best for you and your kids.
That said, Collaborative is not for everyone. Situations in which there is a power imbalance between partners, such as where there is domestic violence are often not well-suited for Collaborative. Collaborative is not the best choice if the parties cannot trust each other to be honest. If there are problems with addiction or with mental illness, Collaborative Divorce might not be the best option. If you have concerns about the suitability of your case for Collaborative, discuss them with a qualified Collaborative attorney.