Dr Foster and the Collaborative Process

September 25, 2017 by Sue McArthur

Dr Foster and the Collaborative Process

Many of us will have been watching Dr Foster, the TV series based on a G. P., whose husband had an affair, and is now re-married with a small child.  Dr Foster and the Collaborative Process – what is that all about you may ask?

People who have been through a divorce or a separation will understand the feeling of hurt, anger, rage and bewilderment when a relationship breaks down.

One of the most powerful characters in Dr Foster is Tom, the teenager caught in the middle of his divorced parents.  His confusion is evident, causing him to fight with friends and not be able to effectively communicate with either  of his parents.

We know children can come through a divorce unscathed, but we also know that how their parents deal with that separation will have a direct impact on how children can cope with what  is inevitably a difficult time in their lives.

Putting feelings of betrayal aside is hugely challenging when you are feeling hurt. It is however probably very necessary.

The collaborative law process allows you to deal with matters that cannot be dealt with in a Court process. It allows you to work through those feelings of hurt that can have an impact on how you co-parent your children. It also allows you to be in control of the process rather than the Courts determining the outcome for you.  The collaborative process allows you to have a  communication channel  with your ex-partner so you can effectively discuss your children and how they are coping.

To learn more about Dr Foster and the collaborative process feel free to email Jo Scott at js@kiddspoorlaw.co.uk or call for a chat on 0191 2970011 or log on to our website  https://kiddspoorlaw.co.uk/meet-the-team/