This assessment is to help you assess if Collaborative Law would be of benefit.
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with these statements using the following numbering system:
- Strongly disagree
- Neutral (or doesn’t apply)
- Strongly Agree
- My ability to achieve a successful outcome in the divorce primarily will depend on the decisions I make during the process.
- In order to achieve my most important goals, I am willing to let go of some smaller, short-term issues, even though it may be hard to do.
- I am capable of making the emotional commitment necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.
- I am not afraid of or intimidated by my spouse.
- I am willing to try and see things from my spouse’s point of view in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
- I believe it is possible for my spouse and me to restore enough trust in each other to achieve a successful outcome.
- I am willing to commit myself fully to resolving the issues through the Collaborative Law process by working towards common interests rather than simply arguing in favour of my positions.
- It is important to me that my spouse and I maintain a respectful and effective relationship after the divorce.
- I have accepted the fact that this divorce is going to happen.
- I believe that it is very important that our children maintain a strong, healthy relationship with both parents.
Score: > 30 likely that Collaborative process is a good fit (more so > 40)
Score: 20-30 borderline
Score: <20 likely that Collaborative process will be too frustrating