What Is Collaborative Divorce?
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Over the years, our firm has handled countless
divorce cases. We have learned that no two families are alike and all require personalized
legal counsel and support to get to a favorable outcome. When couples
are willing to work together to dissolve their marriage and move forward
with their lives, it is often much more beneficial for all parties involved.
Collaborative divorce is a way for couples to maintain healthy relationships
as they move on from marriage.
As an alternative to traditional
divorce litigation, collaborative divorce has only recently begun to gain popularity and
Our Mesa divorce lawyer is proud to help couples resolve their legal issues in a more peaceful
manner, maintaining a positive atmosphere throughout the entire process.
It also helps many clients save on costs, as typically no court time is involved.
Furthermore, a majority of legal steps and fees are eliminated with a collaborative
divorce, allowing both parties enjoy a less time-consuming and expensive
How does the collaborative process work?
At the core of a collaborative divorce must be a willingness to work together
from both spouses. If one spouse will not compromise in certain areas
or refuses to communicate honestly, it can greatly hinder the process
and may ultimately lead the couple back to divorce litigation. This is
why it is so important to discuss your situation with a divorce attorney
in Mesa ahead of time to ensure that it is the best option for your case.
Overall, the following will likely be involved in your collaborative divorce:
- Each spouse will retain an attorney to represent them
- Both parties must sign a collaborative agreement
- Coaches or specialists may be brought in
- All sides work to peacefully resolve issues
- A fair settlement is created that honors both spouses
One of the biggest concerns for spouses is
This issue can be resolved through effective communication, compromise,
and understanding. As the child deserves to spend time with both parents,
an agreement should be reached that protects their best interests. This
is why a child specialist may be included in the process to provide helpful advice.
Another contentious issue is
In cases were a significant amount of wealth or assets need to be divided,
a financial expert can be brought in to help parties evaluate all property
involved and divvy it up in a fair manner. Both sides should give full
disclosure of all financial information to avoid future conflict.
Want to find out if collaborative divorce is right for you? Reach out to
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case evaluation today!