Infidelity and Collaborative Divorce
This is a really great article by Kate Scharff, whom I just had the pleasure of meeting (and learning from!) at our statewide collaborative law conference. One thing I appreciate about collaborative divorce is its non-judgmental approach to helping families through a difficult life transition. Some people wrongly assume that one spouse's infidelity makes collaborative divorce not possible, but -- in my experience -- our process (unlike litigation) can provide tools to help both spouses heal and move forward in a positive way after an affair prompts the decision to divorce.
There are lots of ways to end a marriage, and they all stink. No matter how tactfully it's delivered, if the message is "I don't want to be married to you anymore" it will inflict pain....