What is Collaborative Divorce?

March 22, 2017
Divorcing partners need to choose how they wish to proceed and whether they are going to require assistance from lawyers, mediators, and other divorce professionals. Some couples end up in a lengthy, high problematic scenario with divorce lawyers representing both sides and trying to obtain everything they can get.

Others will be able to agree on how to divide home belongings and share custody if there are youngsters. They may only require help in preparing the legal paperwork to settle the divorce. Numerous couples fall in between and will certainly need the help of a mediator/divorce lawyer to come to an agreement on a final settlement.

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Couples who have differing perspectives on problems such as property, child custody, or spousal support can go through a collaborative divorce working with a mediator to resolve any conflicts. We all have an option in how our divorce will certainly continue. Collaborative divorce is an advantage to all and is not just made use of by those who agree entirely on all concerns.

What is a Collaborative Process?

Collaborative divorce is a process where you and your spouse negotiate an acceptable contract with some expert/lawyer help. You and your partner each employ a specifically trained collaborative lawyer who encourages and aids you in working out a settlement agreement. You meet independently with your attorney. A collaborative separation may also include other professionals, such as kid custody professional or accounting professionals.

Usually, both partners and their lawyers sign an agreement that the attorneys take out from the case if a settlement is not reached and the case goes to court. Most collective divorce lawyers will not represent you if you end up in divorce court. You will certainly need to find a different lawyer.

If you can agree to an arrangement, you will eventually have contact with a family court judge so he/she can sign the arrangement. Through collaboration, you can keep that contact short. When an agreement is reached on all issues, the legal part of the divorce is a basic, uncontested treatment that does not require a trial or litigious hearings on points of evidence and pretrial maneuvers such as interrogatories and disclosure.

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