If you are getting a divorce, but are looking for a less contentious approach that will keep you and your spouse out of court, collaborative divorce is an option you should both consider. Unlike divorce litigation, which can be inherently combative, the collaborative divorce process gives you the opportunity to negotiate the terms of your divorce, ultimately allowing you to have some control over your fate. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of choosing collaborative divorce.
Why You Should Consider Collaborative Divorce
The litigation process can be incredibly time-consuming, stressful, and frustrating. If you and your spouse agree to move forward with a collaborative divorce, you will each need to hire a collaborative divorce attorney. Both attorneys must agree to withdraw from the case if negotiations are unsuccessful and you must resolve your disputes in court.
During the divorce litigation process, discovery often takes up the most time. If you choose collaborative divorce, transparency is expected. Both you and your spouse must voluntarily provide any information that is pertinent to negotiations, including information regarding all assets and debts. Not only does this save both spouses time, but it also results in substantially smaller legal fees.
Here are some additional benefits associated with choosing collaborative divorce:
- You can maintain privacy and no one other than you, your spouse, and your respective legal teams will know the details of your divorce.
- The negotiation process will help you and your soon-to-be former spouse cooperate as co-parents if you share children.
- Since you will not have to attend court, you and your spouse can set your own schedule, making this approach exceptionally more convenient than litigation.
- A less stressful divorce will also be beneficial for your children, reducing their anxieties and fears about the future.
Getting a divorce does not have to be an uphill battle. If you and your spouse are open to working together to create a settlement that is mutually agreeable, seize the opportunity and choose collaborative divorce.
Learn More About Collaborative Divorce by Scheduling a Consultation with an Experienced Attorney!
Not every divorce has to go through the litigation process. If you and your spouse wish to stay out of court, you should consider a collaborative divorce. At Louis P. Winner, our legal team can provide the knowledgeable guidance you need to navigate this process and protect your interests.
Reach out to our law office today at (502) 812-1889 to set up a consultation with a member of our team to learn more about the collaborative divorce process.