Collaborative divorce is a legal process that allows a couple to avoid the courtroom by working on divorce-related issues in a neutral and private setting. Unlike litigated proceedings, collaborative divorce provides an environment that fosters a calm and stress-free conversation. If you and your spouse can amicably agree on divorce-related issues, collaborative divorce could be the right choice for you. Here are 4 benefits of collaborative divorce.
Much like litigated divorce, you and your spouse will discuss your needs and goals with your attorneys to devise a strategy for the process. However, unlike litigated divorce, this process will not be in a courtroom before a judge and jury. Collaborative divorce can be as private as you choose. If you would like to keep discussions between you, your spouse, and your representing attorneys only, you can. Or, if you would like to bring in the opinions of expert advisors, you can do that as well. The process is not public, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else knowing your business (if you take your case to court, it will be open to the public).
In collaborative divorce, you and your spouse decide exactly what you would like to discuss and how you would like to handle key issues. No judge is guiding the conversation or ultimately deciding the outcome. That decision lies directly with you and your spouse. The pair of you have the option to choose how you would like to divide child custody, support, community property, and/or spousal support.
When you choose collaborative divorce, you and your spouse control the process instead of handing control over to a Judge. From setting the time and place to the topics of discussion, every decision is completely up to the parties involved. For this reason, collaborative divorce typically ends quicker than divorce in a courtroom. There are no court dates, only days that work best for your schedules.
With collaborative divorce, there are no costly litigation fees for discovery, depositions, or hearings. Additionally, because the collaborative divorce process is usually quicker than cases that go to court, attorney fees are generally lower. There’s no long, drawn-out legal battle; instead, two people work together to jointly resolve issues with the help of their collaborative divorce lawyers.
Experienced Collaborative Divorce Attorneys
Our collaborative divorce lawyers at Andrae Law, PLLC have extensive experience helping spouses resolve key legal issues. We will advise you on a course of action that protects your best interests.
Call our firm today at (512) 668-7133 or contact us online for your consultation.