1. Do not volunteer information! For example: If he asks: Can I come pick up the children at 5:00pm and you will be on a date... Do NOT respond and say, "No, I will be on a date so that time won't work." Respond and say, "No, 5:00pm won't work today. Can we pick another time?" Also, don't call him or e-mail him out of the blue just to let him know of upcoming plans (unless you are required to by agreement or court order. Why stir up a hornet's nest - if you don't have too? 2.
Collaborative law is a fairly new concept and peaceful alternative to the traditionally adversarial family separation and divorce process. Under the old model of separation and divorce, parties would usually hire attorneys and spend thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to drag each other through court and the children would suffer as a result, either from the emotional turmoil or the financial strain between the parties. While litigation is still an option, collaborative