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FAQs

Why should I consider a collaborative divorce?

The collaborative divorce is usually less expensive, faster, and less stressful than traditional litigation. Rather than allow bitterness to drive your divorce, the collaborative divorce process gives you an opportunity to resolve custody, financial, and property issues In an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation. Research shows that the collaborative divorce process provides better future outcomes for the parties and their children.

My spouse and I are very angry at each other right now.

Is collaborative divorce only for amicable couples? Collaborative divorce can benefit any couple. The end of a marriage often triggers a variety of emotional responses, such as anger and grief. Communication problems may additionally fuel bitter arguments over custody, property, and debts. Unlike traditional divorce litigation, the collaborative process offers guidance and a supportive environment where the divorcing couple can deal with their emotional reactions, learn better communication skills, and resolve outstanding issues.

Do my spouse and I each need our own collaborative attorney? Yes.

The collaborative learn includes a collaborative attorney for each person. Your collaborative attorney will inform you of your rights, and offer advice and assistance in negotiating outstanding Issues. Collaborative attorneys work to maintain a fair and respectful environment where communications are direct, the tensions between the parties are alleviated, and the best outcomes for the parties and their children are sought.

Can either of us quit during the collaborative process?

Yes. If either party feels the collaborative process is not working for you. he or she has the right to stop it at any lime. Either person may then initiate court action, at which time the collaborative attorneys and others on the collaborative team will withdraw. However, most couples that start the collaborative process stick with it. They find the collaborative approach Improves communication, makes negotiating easier, and offers an environment that facilitates the divorcing couple in arriving