Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay > What is a Collaborative Facilitator?

Posted on July 30, 2013


From Adam B. Cordover, Esq.:

A collaborative facilitator is a specially trained professional who has various different roles in the collaborative process, and is available to both clients to:

  • Identify and prioritize clients’ concerns;
  • Help develop co-parenting skills;
  • Help the clients focus on the needs of the children;
  • Develop conflict resolution skills that can be used both during the collaborative process and after the divorce is finalized;
  • Enhance communication skills;
  • Reduce misunderstandings;
  • Assist in focus on working towards resolution; and
  • Perform any other activity agreed upon by the collaborative team.

Around the country, the collaborative facilitator is variously referred to as a communication specialist, mental health professional, coach, or child specialist.

Read more at the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay.