Going through a divorce can be a difficult and confusing time. Divorces often involve lawyers, court dates, and a lot of time and costs. This is especially true for divorcing couples that can't agree on anything and require the intervention of attorneys and judges to resolve all of their disputes. On the other hand, there are some couples who don't have any disagreements and find themselves in a pretty straightforward divorce. For them, the only legal help they likely need is guidance with filing their divorce papers.
Most people, however, find themselves in the middle where they are able and willing to come to agreements outside of court, but may not be able to agree on everything. In these situations, the parties may have different views on how to best settle issues like child custody, support, and property division, but they may not necessarily have to go to court to settle their issues. These couples could benefit from using a collaborative divorce procedure or mediation.
The legal issues involved in a divorce are numerous and complex. Mediation and collaborative divorce are now a popular methods to come to agreement on these issues, and a competent divorce attorney will know how to mediate or effectuate a collaborative divorce without resorting to litigation. Finding a trustworthy and competent attorney is the key, so call our office today for a free consultation.
Will Collaborative Divorce work for me?
If the following values are important to you, it is likely to be a workable option:
I want us to communicate with a tone of respect
I want to prioritize the needs of our children.
My needs and those of my spouse/partner require equal consideration, and I will do my best to listen objectively.