Collaborative divorce is when both parties work together to resolve their uncontested divorce without the lengthy, costly and potentially painful process of divorce litigation. Collaborative divorce works best when the husband and wife can communicate well with each other. This cost and time-effective alternative dispute resolution method has become increasingly popular in recent years.
If either you or your spouse resides in Broward or Palm Beach County, Florida, contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale collaborative divorce lawyer at the Law Office of Rebekah Brown-Wiseman, P.A. Call 954-563-1331 to get yourself on the path to an amicable divorce.
Attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman provides efficient, straightforward and comprehensive collaborative divorce services. She is there for clients at every stage, including appearing at the final hearing.
The Collaborative Divorce Process
In a collaborative divorce process, the Fort Lauderdale attorney will represent both parties to divide marital assets and liabilities, complete financial disclosures, establish a custody timeshare plan, and calculate child support. Once an agreement is established, the divorce lawyer will prepare a marital settlement agreement for the parties. After the agreement is signed, the Fort Lauderdale attorney will prepare all the paperwork to file your uncontested divorce case and fast-track your divorce case to a final judgment for your uncontested divorce. Since both parties use one lawyer and avoid contested court hearings, you will save substantial money in attorney's fees.
Advantages Of The Collaborative Divorce Process For Uncontested Divorce Cases
The advantage to a collaborative divorce process is that it is friendlier, quicker and less expensive than contested divorce litigation. When parties with children are able to settle the matter amongst themselves rather than have a stranger decide the terms of their divorce, they are far more likely to work harmoniously with each other to co-parent and successfully implement a custody schedule.
Parties in a collaborative divorce case are able to keep their assets for themselves rather than wasting their funds on unnecessary attorney's fees. This is critical in today's economy, especially considering the decreased value in most marital homes in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding Broward County and Palm Beach County communities.
Collaborative Divorce Vs. Standard Uncontested Divorce Representation
The disadvantage to a collaborative divorce process is that if the process is not successful, either party may proceed to litigate the divorce. If this happens, then the Fort Lauderdale attorney involved in your collaborative process must withdraw and cannot represent either party in the divorce litigation. Compare a collaborative divorce with legal representation for a standard uncontested divorce, which is different in that the attorney only represents one party and not both. If there is no resolution, the attorney can still continue legal representation of that one party.
Contact A Fort Lauderdale Uncontested Divorce Attorney
The collaborative divorce process will create a win-win situation that fosters creativity to obtain a resolution that works for everyone. First talk with your spouse to determine his or her willingness to work with you for an amicable uncontested divorce and if so contact the Fort Lauderdale Law Office of Rebekah Brown-Wiseman, P.A., and meet with a lawyer to make it happen!