There's a new option on the table for couples hoping to end their marriages on friendly terms.Â It's collaborative divorce: peaceful negotiations, neutral lawyers, no winner, no loser.
In theory, both "exes" walk out heads high and fairly treated.Â It saves money and studies suggest it's better for the kids when parents don't split bitter.
But does it make divorce too easy, too casual?Â And is splitting really something that can be done collaboratively?
Listen to an On Point discussion about collaborative divorce and whether it works.
Does it sound too neat?Â Too easy?Â Have you done it?Â Would you trust your soon-to-be ex to do the right thing?Â Or are marriage break-ups messy and painful by definition?Â Should they be?