Using Out-Of-Court Solutions To Peacefully Resolve Family Law Conflicts

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What is collaborative divorce?

| Dec 30, 2020 | Uncategorized |

People often see divorce in two different ways. On one hand, they assume many couples are in court, fighting over the final details for months or years, racking up massive bills while they do it. On the other hand, they hear about couples who are completely on the same page and don’t have any issues or disagreements to iron out.

But what if we told you that the truth is that most people fall somewhere in the middle? They don’t want a high-conflict divorce and they don’t want to fight in court, but there are also areas that they disagree on and decisions they have to make. For them, the best solution may be to go with a collaborative divorce.

Entering negotiations

Collaboration is simply the act of working together, and that’s the mindset you have to take to a collaborative divorce. You and your spouse have details you need to figure out, like how to divide your assets or your time with the children. Rather than fighting against one another, though, you want to work together to find solutions that work for both of you.

Negotiating is difficult on your own, but working with an experienced legal team can help. The right lawyer can guide you through this process. They can tell you what the law says, what options you have and what things you both need to consider carefully. They can help keep emotions from getting in the way, allowing you to make objective decisions.

There are plenty of upsides to this type of divorce. It often does not take nearly as long. It may not cost as much. It’s a relatively low-stress way to split up. You also have a better chance of getting the outcome you want, or at least a compromise that works for you.

Getting started

If you’re interested in a collaborative divorce or if you want to learn more about how it differs from a “traditional” divorce, there is no better time to start looking into your options carefully.