There are plenty of people who want to keep their divorces private. They may have a great number of assets that they want to protect, or they may just want to keep their personal life out of the public view – particularly if they have children.
If you decide to take your case to court, there is a much greater likelihood that your personal business will be exposed to the public. If you don’t want to see that happen, then a better option is to use collaborative law to resolve your differences.
Collaborative law keeps your divorce private and civil
A collaborative process helps keep your divorce private by keeping it out of a public courtroom. This saves you time and money, since you don’t have to wait for hearings with a judge, but it also means that you can keep your negotiations private and behind closed doors.
Some aspects of your divorce may still be part of the public records, but if you take care of most of your business in private meetings, then you can minimize what others have access to.
What makes collaborative law unique in terms of alternative dispute resolution options?
Collaborative law is unique because your attorney and your spouse’s attorney agree that the case will be settled outside of court. If you and your spouse cannot settle your divorce in your sessions and decide to go to court, then your attorneys will excuse themselves from your case. That would mean that you’d have to hire someone new, which is costly and takes even more time.
If you want to keep your divorce out of court, collaborative law can help. Our website has more information.