Have you ever heard of a Collaborative Divorce? It’s a relatively new procedure that has numerous benefits to all parties involved. It is the way most divorces will be handled in the future.

Let’s get a better idea what a Collaborative Divorce involves. Specifically, let’s discuss what a Collaborative Divorce is, why take advantage of it, and who can benefit from the Collaborative Divorce process. After you’ve read this article and have digested all of the information it contains, you should have a better understanding of if a Collaborative Divorce is the right option for your specific needs.

What is Collaborative Divorce? Essentially, it is where you and your spouse each have your own attorneys, specially trained to handle a Collaborative Divorce. You meet with your spouse and his or her lawyer and work together to attempt to resolve any differences. This is an excellent procedure because now you will have two, well-educated, independent parties helping to work things out. To get started you and your spouse discuss with your attorneys what your goals of the Collaborative Divorce process are.

Once your goals are firmly established, all parties involved will enter into what is known as a “Participation Agreement” alongside their attorneys. This document outlines the goals that you have determined, and you will work with your attorneys to determine how you can reach these goals. The document will often outline the problems that the couple feels they are facing, and state that they agree to work towards resolving the issues. This document will also note how parents will ensure that their children are not dragged into the situation.

So why should you consider the option of Collaborative Divorce? This option is the best way for two adults who are going to separate and would like to make the process as smooth as possible.

By attempting to work out or put their differences aside during the divorce process, the divorce is able to progress with as little court time as necessary. Regardless of the fact that you are getting a divorce, working together to reach an amicable separation is ideal. If you have children, this sets an excellent example of how two adults can resolve their differences, even in the most extreme circumstance. Unfortunately this solution is not for everyone.


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