Central Vermont Collaborative Law Practice Group

Take the Test: Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You?

  1. My ability to achieve a successful outcome in the dissolution/divorce primarily will depend on the decisions I make during the process.

  2. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  3. In order to achieve my most important goals, I am willing to let go of some smaller, short-term issues, even though it may be very hard to do so.

  4. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  5. I am capable of making the emotional commitment necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.

  6. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  7. I am not afraid of or intimidated by my partner/spouse.

  8. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  9. I am willing to try to see things from my partner/spouse's point of view in order to help achieve the best possible outcome.

  10. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  11. I believe it is possible for my partner/spouse and me to restore enough trust in each other to achieve a successful outcome.

  12. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  13. I am willing to commit myself fully to resolving the issues through the Collaborative process by working toward common interests rather than simply arguing in favor of my positions.

  14. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  15. It is important to me that my partner/spouse and I maintain a respectful and effective relationship after the divorce.

  16. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  17. I have accepted the fact that this dissolution/divorce is going to happen.

  18. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

  19. I believe that it is very important that our children maintain a strong, healthy relationship with both parents.

  20. Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

CLICK "SCORE ME" BELOW TO SEE YOUR SCORE.


Score Analysis:

40 or more points - You are a very good candidate for the Collaborative process.

30 to 39 points - You may be a good candidate for the Collaborative process.

20 to 29 points - You may or may not be a good candidate for the Collaborative process.

20 points or less - You are probably not a good candidate for the Collaborative process.



From "The Collaborative Way to Divorce", by Stu Webb and Ron Ousky, Hudson Street Press, 2006.