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Should you consider a collaborative divorce?

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2022 | Divorce

When it comes to getting a divorce, there are many different ways to go about it. You can choose to go the traditional route and hire an attorney, or you could try a collaborative divorce in which both parties work together with attorneys who are trained in mediation. 

This article will discuss some of the reasons why a collaborative divorce may be a better option.

A better way to resolve differences

A traditional divorce can be expensive and time-consuming as couples battle it out in court. However, in a collaborative divorce, both parties work with their attorneys to reach a fair settlement. This can include child custody, property division, and spousal support. It is a process that can save time and money and reduce stress.

Another advantage is that you’ll maintain more control over the process instead of having decisions made by a judge, which can be especially beneficial if you have complex financial issues or want to keep certain aspects of your marriage private.

A collaborative divorce can also lead to less animosity between the parties because both parties have a say in the outcome. That means each party is far more likely to be satisfied with the final result. Furthermore, it can result in a more positive outcome for the children. Research has shown that children of divorced parents fare better when their parents can maintain a constructive relationship. 

The collaborative process typically involves four steps: 

The collaborative divorce process is designed to be structured so that it keeps the entire process moving forward as quickly as possible. Expect the following steps:

  1. Both parties meet with their attorneys to discuss the goals of the divorce
  2. They sign a contract agreeing to the collaborative process and avoid litigation
  3. Negotiate an agreement that is acceptable to both parties
  4. Submit the agreement to the court for approval

Divorce is often an emotional and challenging process. A collaborative divorce can make the process easier for everyone involved by removing some of the stress and hostility of traditional divorces.