The traditional divorce
In terms of our current divorce process each party has a legal representative who looks after his/her interests. Until a settlement is reached or the case is decided by the court, all communications between husband and wife take place through their representatives.
Consequences of the traditional divorce
  • The parties do not speak to one another.
  • Hostility between the parties continues, even years after the divorce.
  • The divorce can develop into a power struggle.
  • The parties may lose control over the process which affects them and their children intimately.
  • It can be a very drawn out process.
  • Financially, it is usually a very expensive process.
  • Underlying fears are not addressed.
  • The manner in which the marriage is dissolved may often be the greatest source of frustration, pain, animosity and humiliation.
  • The process can be very prejudicial towards children.