Collaborative divorce is an option to help guide divorcing couples through the divorce process in a more peaceful manner. The collaborative law process is best described as a cooperative approach to resolving divorce-related issues. Divorcing couples should be familiar with collaborative divorce as one option.
The collaborative divorce process focuses on problem solving and helping divorcing couples reach agreements related to property division, spousal support, child support and child custody concerns. The collaborative divorce process differs from the traditional litigated divorce process because it is collaborative and not adversarial. Because of this, collaborative divorce can be more efficient and less costly. In addition to taking less time and cost, it can also be a more private process.
The collaborative divorce process is a tool designed to help guide divorcing spouses through their divorce in a more amicable manner. The collaborative divorce process is different because it involves the divorcing couple, their representatives and, commonly, other professionals such as financial and counseling professionals negotiating a settlement agreement. The divorcing couples signs a collaborative divorce agreement and if the negotiations break down and they decide to proceed to litigation, the representatives of the couple withdraw.
The family law process provides different resources for couples who have made the decision to divorce to resolve their differences and reach a settlement agreement that divides property and addresses child custody, child support and spousal support concerns. Divorcing couples should be aware of the different options, and fully understand alternatives such as collaborative divorce, to determine which path is best for them.