It is important that you have confidence in the process you choose for your divorce. For some confidence comes from understanding and understanding comes from education. Where do you go to educate yourself about before choosing a divorce option. Try these suggestions:
AVVO (for example here is my profile: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98115-wa-kevin-scudder-19940.html
Washington State Bar Association (http://wsba.org/)
Once you have information about your attorney and their experience, about what litigation and collaboration are, sit down and take some time to consider whether you have all the information you need to make a decision. If not, then meet with an attorney and ask all the questions you have. Some of these may include:
- What do you feel about litigation vs. collaboration?
- In your experience, how many of your clients come out of litigation satisfied compared to those who come out of a collaborative case?
- How much collaborative training have you had?
- Why do you do collaborative trainings?
- How often do you do collaborative training?
- What was the last collaborative training you attended?
- What were a few of the things that you learned?
- How do the most recent things you learned help you be better at your collaborative work?
I guarantee that if you take these first steps you will be well on your way to making an informed choice when choosing which divorce option to select.