If you are trying to divorce and want to save both time and money, it may be beneficial to have a collaborative divorce.
A collaborative divorce is one where you and your spouse work together to determine the outcome of important issues, like custody and parenting plans, the division of debts and assets and the way that post-settlement disputes will be handled.
What is the major benefit of a collaborative divorce?
One of the major benefits of a collaborative divorce is that you both have a say in the outcome. If you both agree to the agreements made, then you’re both more likely to abide by them. This is important in cases with children, in particular, because it’s best for both parents to get along and to have the same goals in mind for their children. The collaborative process can help parents preserve a working relationship despite divorce while still raising their children together.
Generally speaking, couples who collaborate on their divorce are usually able to overcome any “sticking points” that would otherwise lead to costly, time-consuming litigation. If they are not, however, they can still withdraw from the collaborative process and let a judge decide all or part of their case.
A collaborative divorce may be right for you
Our website has more information on collaborative law and why it is so helpful. It isn’t the right option for everybody, but it can be a great choice to make if you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse are willing to try to compromise.
If you want to take the frustration out of your divorce, this may be an option if you can both successfully work together toward a settlement that you agree upon.