Principled Divorce – The Conscious Uncoupling Way
Principled Divorce – The Conscious Uncoupling Way. Katherine Woodward Thomas, the author of “Conscious uncoupling” has endorsed the new divorce service in Cheshire, England at Stonehewer Moss, after Michael Brennan contacted her to approve a blog post in which he offers to buy a copy of the book for clients that entrust their family law issue to the collaborative law process with him upon one further condition, the recipient of the gift must share the book with their ex.
Michael loved the steps to conscious uncoupling described in a recent article interviewing Katherine in The Telegraph, being 5 in total and was enthused to make the offer, being itself the collaborative way. There can be no collaborative process if each spouse or partner does not buy into the principled approach to settlement of a family law issue that the work of Katherine embodies. A principled divorce is one that is approached from the perspective of adults taking responsibility for their own legal future, not passing the decision to the Court through a dispute. The Court should be invited to approve the settlement at the end of the process but most good lawyers know the pitched battles through Court usually represent a failure by all involved, clients and lawyers.
Collaborative lawyers seek to build trust with other trained practitioners in their locality, but modern technology crosses great divides. Katherine could endorse the approach of Michael, from California to Cheshire. It is barely over a century since Michael’s great great grandfather was making pliers in his toolshop to be used when the trans-atlantic cable was laid. Victorian manners are as out of date know as the traditional Court litigated divorce should be.
Katherine has offered separating couples a clear conscience basis for resolving their emotional ties in separation and Michael hope some in England can benefit from the collaborative law process to carry the lessons of her book into legal reality.