Collaborative Solutions for Divorce Issues
I am a collaborative law lawyer who has been practicing law for more than 25 years. In that time, I have seen the stress that divorce causes people. Even in the best-case scenario, divorce is usually an emotionally difficult time for everyone involved. The legal system should make things easier, but all too often, contentious litigation adds to the stress for the divorcing couple and their children.
About Divorce Collaboration
Collaborative divorce is a process for deciding on the terms of a divorce without resorting to litigation. In a collaborative divorce, each party is represented by an attorney. All parties agree to resolve the issues outside of litigation, working together for the best outcome for everyone.
The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
Compared to traditional litigation, a collaborative approach to divorce allows you to:
Protect the children: Far too often in traditional divorce litigation, the children have to see their parents arguing and painting each other in a negative light before the court. Collaborative divorce is much more private than the courtroom and it allows the parties to work out their issues in private without involving the children.
Save time and money: In most cases, collaborative divorce is quicker and less expensive than the protracted litigation process.
Reduce stress and relational strain: Litigation is by nature an adversarial system — the parties fight it out against each other throughout the process. The problem is that in most cases the divorcing couple will still need to work long after the divorce is finalized to work at parenting, regarding finances, education, and many other issues. Using the collaborative approach, the parties work together in a way that enables them to maintain these working relationships.
Retain control of the process and outcome: Rather than having a judge hear your arguments and make final decisions, the collaborative process gives you the opportunity to work out an agreement with your ex-spouse/partner that is specifically tailored to your needs, and that you have participated in creating.
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