Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You?

April 20, 2021
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain

Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You?

Collaborative Divorce

It is certainly no secret that going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult periods in anyone’s life. Divorces can be emotionally-charged, expensive, and contentious. The family court system still encourages couples to work together, if they can, through divorce disputes. When spouses agree on more things than not, the process is more comfortable and smooth for everyone. It isn’t uncommon for spouses to find help through a mediator or neutral third person who can facilitate a conversation.

If you can tolerate your spouse enough and are willing to work with them, you may want to consider the benefits of a collaborative divorce.

About Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a legal process that enables couples to negotiate the terms of their divorce, without having to fight intensely in court. Couples can use various negotiation and mediation tactics to reach a solution they are both somewhat happy with. Of course, there will be times when a spouse may have to compromise more than they’d like, but at least it guarantees some of their preferences will be considered. As compared to family court, where the judge will ultimately have the final say. Examples of topics the couple will have to discuss include:

  • Debt division
  • Property division
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody

Is It Best For Your Divorce?

Not all divorces will benefit from a collaborative divorce, simply because some spouses are just not able to cooperate together. Spouses who are less contentious with one another may want to think about a collaborative divorce, which is often less stress and money overall. 

To learn more about whether a collaborative divorce is right for you, contact a reputable collaborative divorce family law firm, such as The McKinney Law Group