Making the decision to take legal action towards ending a once-loving relationship is not easy. It takes tremendous courage and fortitude to initiate the legal process that you believe will yield a higher return on investment than staying in the relationship. With that said, embarking on the legal path forward also has options that either promotes strife or peace.
Denver is continually advancing to promote higher quality approaches towards sensitive family law matters. Innovative endeavors within the state legal system are seen through a recent initiative made by the Denver Resource Center. The proposal made is a challenge to the way divorce and separation have been traditionally handled.
Taking a holistic approach in the legal realm of divorce means viewing the change of family dynamics in terms of the best overall long-term outcome. Traditional models purport two separating and/or divorcing partners as pitted one against the other. The mindset is that both individuals are battling things out for their own highest interest. This approach is usually short-sighted when making legal decisions that carry long-term consequences.
A holistic approach
A holistic approach on the other hand, prioritizes acknowledgement and discussion of mutual interest between the former couple and the children involved. It is a peacekeeper way of moving forward with the legal process through shared long-term values. Most parents would agree on minimizing any damage children may experience throughout the legal process and into their futures.
Divorce and separation encompasses a multitude of practical and emotional factors. Oftentimes, the two areas are volatilely enmeshed, increasing the amount of suffering in total. Any amount of effort made to reduce this suffering, especially for young children and teenagers is an effort worth making.