Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
Settle Your Divorce Amicably While Saving Time & Money
Collaborative law is quicker, as well as more cost-effective, and results in a completely personalized and unique agreement concerning all aspects of a divorce. Instead of viewing marriage as a way to “get back” at the spouse who inflicted harm or betrayal upon the other, this type of divorce poses an amicable, tailor-made solution that often proves beneficial for both parties.
This collaborative option provides many benefits, including:
- Confidentiality – Collaborative divorce takes place in a private setting rather than in a courtroom. This enables you and your spouse to focus on arriving at a mutually beneficial settlement.
- Family Focused – Collaborative divorce is the preferred method by many parents because it allows them to decide on sensitive issues such as parenting time as opposed to leaving this up to a judge. Staying out of court additionally means the process is normally less contentious, protecting the children emotionally.
- Tailored to your Situation – Dissimilar to the rigidity of traditional courtroom divorce, the collaborative method allows both parties to work together and find a solution that is fitting for their unique, individual situation.
- Flexible Schedule – Collaborative divorce operates on your schedule rather than the court’s schedule.
- Cost-Effective – Avoiding litigation altogether means avoiding its accompanying costs. This furthermore makes collaborative divorce a cost-conscious option.
Beginning the Collaborative Process
At the beginning of the entire collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse, in addition to your concomitant attorneys all agree to work together to reach a decision. In the event that the parties cannot reach an agreement, both lawyers agree that they will withdraw from the case as it doesn’t benefit either lawyer if the case must go to trial.
It is in everyone’s best interest that the involved parties reach a resolution. Your attorney will advise you on the best course of action during the collaborative divorce process.
Choosing collaborative divorce means that you choose to get divorced without litigation and also that you want to settle your issues outside of the courtroom. Deciding to avoid litigation offers you more control over the outcome of your case since you and your spouse agree to work together towards reaching your divorce terms alternative to letting a judge decide.
Avoiding divorce litigation means that:
- You can achieve your divorce through a series of meetings or conferences between you and your spouse in addition to your accompanying attorneys.
- You and your spouse disclose information (the discovery stage) voluntarily and right at the outset.
- A judge will not decide the outcome unless you and your spouse cannot come to terms, forcing the case to go to court
- Mediators, experts, and other professionals who are sometimes utilized during divorces can also be brought into this collaborative process. However, this depends on you and your spouse’s unique circumstances. Every issue and possible decision that you need to collaboratively make concerning child custody, alimony, child support, property division, and all other divorce-related matters will be made with the help of your attorney and cooperatively with the other side.
This type of divorce will result in you and your spouse making decisions about all of the above-mentioned subjects. No judge will determine anything based off of insufficient information in the collaborative divorce process.
Attorney Madelin Diaz can work with you, as well as your spouse to determine the best possible course of action regarding your divorce. No one knows your marriage and specific circumstances better than you.
A collaborative divorce can represent the most amicable solution for people and their future
Please, contact Attorney Madelin Diaz today for information on a consultation!