The measure of success in Collaborative Divorce is achieving a resolution that is durable. Achieving a durable resolution instead of a temporary cease-fire requires that everyone can accept the settlement at the time it is made, and continue to accept it later. A durable agreement is much less likely to return to court to enforce its terms, or to be modified. A durable resolution also leaves you better equipped for your future, including a better ability to co-parent your children and even to productively resolve future disputes.

This requires more than just having legally binding divorce papers. The quality of the agreement between you and your spouse is what will count. Achieving such durability requires a different way of negotiating, and the structure of the Collaborative Divorce process supports that way of negotiating.