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:
- Both parties meet with their attorneys to discuss the goals of the divorce
- They sign a contract agreeing to the collaborative process and avoid litigation
- Negotiate an agreement that is acceptable to both parties
- 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.