Should you collaborate to end your divorce amicably?

On Behalf of | Mar 7, 2021 | Divorce

There are different options that can help you overcome your divorce disputes and work through the issues that you must handle before finalizing your paperwork. One of the options you have is to work with a collaborative law attorney. 

Collaborative law has a few major benefits including keeping your divorce out of the courtroom and reducing conflict by working together to come up with solutions. This is particularly important for parents and those who may have to work together in the future.

What’s the major perk of using collaborative law?

The biggest reason to use collaborative law is that you get the opportunity to negotiate with your spouse and to work together to find solutions that may ultimately be agreeable or beneficial for you both.

The reality is that most marriages end because people grow apart or decide they want different things out of life, but that doesn’t mean that you both don’t want what’s best for the other. Collaborating allows you to play for a fair division of your assets, to work through custody issues and discuss potential disputes in a calm environment.

You both have the opportunity to work with your own attorneys, but there is a catch: If you don’t come up with a solution during the collaborative process, then you’ll have to find new attorneys if you want to go to trial. This is an incentive for the couple to settle and be fair to one another, which makes this process even more worthwhile if you both want to do your best to stay out of court. If you do come up with an agreement, your attorneys will be there to draw up the documents and submit them to the court for approval. 

If you’re interested in learning more about collaborative divorce, reach out to an experienced advocate today.