IACP Blog

Are we listening? What clients say they want. (Part 4 of 8) -- Respect: Clients value it, but do we understand how to provide it?

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.”

Are we listening? What clients say they want. (Part 2 of 8) - Clients Tell Us That Process is Very Important, and Suggest a More Nuanced Understanding of Process is Needed

By Linda Wray, Co-Chair IACP Research Committee

The Little Old Lady Carrying a Brown Suitcase - A Collaborative Divorce success story

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.