Traditional divorce can be time-consuming, upsetting, and expensive. Collaborative divorce is often proposed as a way to avoid such problems.
There are many benefits of collaborative divorce, including:
- It does not require any court hearings
- It promotes civility rather than hostility
- It provides a foundation for collaborative co-parenting after divorce
- It is more private, keeping children and family members out of the process
- It requires less time and expense than litigation
- It can reduce the stress and animosity often involved in a divorce case
- It focuses on meeting everyone’s needs
- It seeks to protect families and their resources and assets
- It allows you to control the pace at which your divorce progresses
While collaborative divorce may be an excellent option for couples that trust and communicate well with one another, it is certainly not for everyone.
For instance, you may want to forgo collaborative divorce if your situation involves:
- Domestic abuse
- Mental health issues
- Addiction issues
- Financial imbalance
An experienced lawyer can help you evaluate your situation and determine if collaborative divorce is right for your family.