By: Chris Farish Co-Chair IACP Research Committee
By Louise E Livesay Member IACP Research Committee
By Nancy Williger Member IACP Research Committee
What did the IACP research study show us about how clients feel about each other after the Collaborative Process is over?
By: Dr. Randy Heller, Member IACP Research Committee
By: Robert M. Arthur, Member IACP Research Committee
At least in my practice group, we stress the respectfulness of the Collaborative Process as a differentiating factor compared to other divorce processes. Our clients seem to have heard that message, because it was the top reason that clients chose a Collaborative Divorce Process, according to the most recent IACP research study, the Divorce Experience Study. In that study, 78% of respondents who chose Collaborative for their divorce said that they chose Collaborative because it was a “more respectful process.”
By: Jeremy S. Gaies, Psy.D., and Adam B. Cordover, J.D., M.A.
By: Tonda Mattie, Member IACP Research Committee
By Linda Wray, Co-Chair IACP Research Committee
By: Deborah Clemmensen, Member IACP Research Committee
Recently, I was invited to a client lunch with a financial adviser trained in Collaborative Practice, with whom I work, and to whom I've referred several clients for assistance in both Collaborative matters and mediations. To my surprise and delight, I was seated at the table next to a former client (*Mary). To say that I did not recognise her would be an understatement. She literally looked like a new woman, and not because she had aged during the approximately eight years since I worked with her.