Multi-disciplinary Divorce Teams 2016-10-16T19:53:54+02:00
Multi/Transdisciplinary  Standard Divorce Model
 Expert’s span of knowledge,Expertise and utilisation Discipline specific experts with knowledge of other discipline’s roles to facilitate collaboration, utilised on all cases. Discipline specific experts with working knowledge of other discipline’s roles such that inputs may be made with regard to other disciplines, utilized on all cases.
Organization Typically there is a lead discipline (lawyers) but otherwise flat structure Flat
Leadership Lawyers may co-lead, not from position of power, but coordination. A facilitator may be appointed to manage team meetings to preclude power imbalances and manage participant interactions. Any professional may facilitate. There are enough common skills and trust between professional participants. (Even clients may facilitate!)
Who defines the problem Client/Team Client
Information gathering Client/Team/Individual Practitioners/consensus Client/Team/Individual Practitioners
Goal setting Client/Team consensus Client
Decision making Client/Team consensus Client
Communication Periodic team meetings, memos, emails, conf calls, reports. Reports are informed by information from other team members. Regular team meetings, memos, emails, conf calls, fully integrated reports.
Agreement Agreement is reached typically through interest-based negotiation between the clients in the context of information provided by the team, such that a consensus is reached, agreeable by the clients. Each discipline within the team offers their respective input to facilitate the process so that the clients make informed decisions in their mutual interest. Agreement is reached typically through interest-based negotiation between the clients in the context of information provided by the team, such that a consensus is reached, agreeable by the clients. Each discipline within the team offers their respective input and may offer information of other disciplines to facilitate the process so that the clients make informed decision in their mutual interest.