The Intersection of Mental Health and Family Law: The role of the mental health professional in collaborative divorces
Divorce can be traumatic for all involved, making the decisions a client must make about the process difficult. A collaborative divorce reduces the trauma and preserves the relationships built within a family as the parties at the center of that family separate. An essential piece of this collaborative process is a neutral mental health professional, who can work to help the parties make peace with one another and move forward with a different relationship. Susan Hinsley, partner at BSHR, and Kimery Irby, owner of Essential Pieces Therapy Plus, discuss the role of the Family Neutral in the collaborative process.