When most of our readers in California think of how a typical divorce case might play out, they probably imagine emotionally charged arguments in courtrooms as extensive litigation drags on. However, that doesn’t necessarily happen in every case. In fact, that is usually far from the usual practice in most divorce cases. These days, many people involved in the family law arena know that a different approach can be better for all parties, both in the short-term and long-term. Collaborative law is a different approach.
So, is a collaborative law approach an option in your divorce case? As with most legal questions, the immediate answer is “it depends.” In the collaborative law process, the parties agree to attempt to work through the issues in their divorce case with an eye toward cooperation and a minimization of emotional impact and turmoil. The parties work with their attorneys and others – such as mental health and financial professionals – to attempt to find solutions to the issues that need to be addressed in their divorce case.
Of course, such an approach isn’t necessarily an option for everyone. In some cases, there is just too much acrimony or ill-will between the parties to attempt a collaborative law approach. After all, divorcing couples have likely had serious disagreements to end up at a place where they are ending their marriage.
Working through a collaborative law approach
At our law firm, we work with California residents who believe that a collaborative law approach to their divorce case may be a valid option. For more information about how we work through this approach, please visit the collaborative law overview section of our law firm’s website.