Divorce is a stressful time for both adults and children. A traditional divorce only increases this stress by depleting savings, alienating children and traumatizing the entire family. There is a better way!
Collaborative divorce is a way to avoid more pain for your family while still getting the strong advocate you need to protect your interests. Collaborative divorce borrows the best of traditional divorce and mediation, avoiding the pitfalls of both.
A collaborative divorce provides the support and advocacy that most spouses need, while minimizing the trauma and expense that often comes with a traditional divorce. The collaborative team works to ensure that all parties’ needs are communicated, and that clients complete the divorce process with new communication skills that facilitate the transition to a new family structure.
Another great advantage of the collaborative process is that, unlike in a litigated divorce, all sensitive information is kept confidential. A collaborative divorce protects personal information and finances from public disclosure. In a traditional divorce, all papers filed with the court become open to the public.
By choosing to resolve disputes collaboratively, you can minimize or prevent the most common consequences of litigation – damaged relationships, excessive legal fees, loss of privacy and wasted time.
While most disputes can be solved collaboratively, it’s not the right solution for everyone. To help you decide which method of divorce is right for you, schedule an initial meeting to discuss your particular circumstances and needs. Together we can weigh the financial, emotional and practical feasibility of your options to help you to decide which approach is best for you.