Collaborative Process -How a family consultant can help

April 24, 2017 by Sue McArthur

Collaborative Process

How a Family Consultant Can Help

Often during the breakdown of a relationship it is difficult to take stock and know how best to help yourself and your children deal with what is inevitably a difficult experience.

In the collaborative process a  Family Consultant can help you either individually or together, guiding you on the personal, emotional and practical issues surrounding the breakdown of your relationship. They can also help when issues arise regarding children and the separate parenting which will follow.

They can also provide links to other professionals who can give more specific advice and longer term support if required.

Family Consultants work in a range of practical ways and can help provide reassurance and support when dealing with issues arising from relationship breakdown.

Information can be given on what may help children most, how to handle the new situations everyone is dealing with and how to form a co-operative parenting arrangement for the future. This can all help build confidence and the faster that happens, the quicker you can build your new family relationship in the way that benefits all concerned and particularly children.

Family Consultants can provide short term guidance and support through a family transition. Support can be given face to face or over the telephone or in any combination of ways based on individual or family needs.

If this is something which you feel would be of assistance please ask your collaborative solicitor for further information.

Fiona Ryans