When many people think about the divorce process, the only thing that comes to mind is an unfriendly court environment in which both individuals are fighting tooth and nail every step of the way.
While a contested divorce is difficult to avoid in some cases, there is another option: collaborative divorce.
With this, both individuals work together, outside of court, to hash out the details of their divorce. This can include everything from the division of property to child custody.
There are many benefits of collaborative divorce, including:
— Friendlier process, which is important if you have a child with your former spouse.
— Quicker than a contested divorce, allowing you to put this in the past.
— Less expensive, which is something that most people are interested in.
Along with the above, collaborative divorce gives you more of a voice during the process. You have the opportunity to be heard, which can go a long way in helping you get what you want. Some people prefer this to allowing a judge to make a final decision.
At our law firm, we understand that collaborative divorce is not always possible. We also understand that it’s something that most couples should at least consider.
If you’re faced with divorce and are looking for a way to avoid a time consuming and costly process, don’t overlook this option.
As long as you and the other party agree to a collaborative divorce, you can give it a try. If things don’t work out, you can always go to court and let a judge make all the final decisions.