Collaborative divorce entails settlement through peaceful conversation rather than a traditional courtroom proceeding. This legal process uses amicable negotiation tactics to help parties reach important divorce decisions. In addition to the more relaxed atmosphere of collaborative divorce, there are many other benefits, which we describe in this blog.
Perhaps the 4 most common are:
1. More Control Over the Outcome
Unlike divorce in a courtroom, couples who choose collaborative divorce are in complete control over the process. They choose the time, place, and length of the divorce process, which can alleviate some of the stress and pressure felt in typical divorce proceedings. The couple can calmly work through their divorce issues without any time constraints.
2. Attorney Support
Collaborative divorce attorneys offer support and guidance to their clients. They can give legal advice at any time during the negotiations and calmly explain legal procedures if either party has any questions.
3. Reduced Costs
Divorce through courtroom litigation can be expensive and unpredictable. This is because people must pay court-related fees during the divorce process. Collaborative divorce, while not free, comes with fewer fees, and the costs are often considerably less than court fees.
4. Increased Privacy
Traditional divorce takes place in a courtroom before a judge and witnesses. Collaborative divorce, on the other hand, allows a couple to choose who they would like to be present for the proceedings. If the couple would only like to have their attorneys present for the process, then only their attorneys will be present. This type of divorce is ideal for couples who would rather not have private matters presented before a group of strangers.
Offering Guidance in Marriage Dissolution
At Kay Polk, Attorney at Law, our lawyer has extensive collaborative divorce experience. She can help you and your spouse come to a peaceful resolution to your marriage.
For more information, call our firm at (713) 234-6260 or contact us online.