When divorcing couples hear the term collaborative divorce, they may wonder what is refers to. Collaborative law divorce provides many benefits for divorcing couples who should at least consider it as an option to the traditionally-litigated divorce.
What is the collaborative law divorce process?
Collaborative law divorce is most different from a traditionally-litigated divorce in the sense that, rather than fighting out disputes in divorce court, divorcing couples instead work together, cooperate and negotiate concerning their divorce-related issues and concerns. Divorce-related issues such as property division, child custody, child support and spousal support can all be addressed during the collaborative law divorce process.
The collaborative law divorce process also includes an agreement that is signed by the divorcing spouses and their representatives and, according to the agreement, their representatives will withdraw if the divorce proceeds to divorce court.
What are the benefits of the collaborative law divorce process?
Some of the benefits of collaborative law divorce include that it can save time and money. Fighting out every dispute in divorce court can be costly and time consuming. It can also be a more private process with fewer public court filings. Additionally, it can be less stressful for the divorcing couple and any children who are involved. It can provide a framework for resolving disputes or changes that come up down the road also because it may result in less acrimony between the divorcing couple.
Collaborative law divorce requires the divorcing couple to be able to work together to resolve their differences. If divorcing couples are able to do that, collaborative law divorce is an option for them to understand and consider.