Collaborative Practice Marin

Map of the Collaborative Process

Stage 3: Brainstorming and Option Development 


  • Brainstorm all possible options on each issue
  • Compare options to interests
  • Refine interests as needed
  • Prioritize options

Typical Chronology:

  • Team phone conference before each joint meeting to prepare agenda, discuss status
  • 4-7 way meetings to brainstorm options and compare against interests
    • For child issues, Parties-Coaches- Child Specialist
    • For financial issues, Parties-Attorneys-Financial Consultant-Coach(es)
  • 2-3 way meetings (Party-Coach-Attorney) to further refine interests as needed and to explore priorities
  • 4-7 way meetings to prioritize options
  • Party-professional and team debriefings after each meeting
  • Prepare and circulate minutes after each meeting

About Collaborative Practice Marin

CPM is a community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working together to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.  We are located in Marin County, California. 

Why Collaborative Divorce?

“Divorce is never easy but the collaborative process made mine bearable.  I had more control and therefore less stress and anxiety because I had an active role.”


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