Many divorces end up being contentious and filled with litigation, and our mission is to save our clients from the stress of all that. When you contact our office about collaborative divorce, we will work with you and your spouse to help you settle your dissolution in an amicable manner.
THINKING OF YOUR CHILDREN
Not only does dissolving your marriage in a collaborative manner cut down on the amount of stress and headaches that you and your spouse have to deal with, but it makes the process much easier for any children who are involved in the situation. The process can be a hard life event for children to go through, and it’s only made worse when their parents are constantly fighting and in bad moods because of a contentious divorce. We will strive to take all the stress out of the process and help you and your spouse decide the terms of your settlement as calmly as possible.
MAINTAIN A RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIP
We take a compassionate approach to working with our clients, and we truly care about them and their children. We want to help you settle your terms in a respectful manner outside of the court system. Plus, by negotiating in a calm and respectful manner, you and your spouse just might be able to maintain an amicable and courteous relationship, which is certainly advantageous for any children involved.
Part of the way that we assist you in achieving a mutual settlement when you contact a divorce attorney at our office is through the usage of multi-disciplinary teams. Our office works together with mental health practitioners, family law attorneys and even neutral financial professionals along with other types of experts to help ensure that you and your spouse achieve a collaborative settlement. By involving neutral third-party sources, our law office makes sure that there are no biases on either party’s side, so you never have to worry about special interests interfering in the fairness of your settlement.
REASONS WHY COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU
- You want a civilized, respectful resolution of the issues.
- You want to keep open the possibility of a respectful relationship (perhaps even the possibility of a friendship) with your partner after the dispute is resolved.
- You and your partner will be co-parenting children together and you want the best co-parenting relationship possible.
- You want to protect your children from the harm associated with conflict in divorce between parents.
- You and your partner have a circle of friends or extended family in common that you both want to remain connected to.
- You have ethical or spiritual beliefs that place high value on taking personal responsibility for handling conflicts with integrity.
- You value your privacy in your personal affairs and you do not want details of your problems to be available in the public Court record.
- You believe that you and your partner will be able to make the best decisions for your family. You do not want to hand over decision-making about your future financial position and/or your children’s lives to a stranger, such as a Judge.
- You want to find a creative and individual solution to your problem.
- You understand that resolving your dispute with integrity involves not only achieving your own goals but finding a way to respect the reasonable goals of the other person.
- You wish to fix a problem rather than apportion blame, and you want to work creatively toward solving the problem rather than exacting revenge.
- You and your partner are a same-sex couple looking for a process that is sensitive to your unique needs and the challenges facing LGBT families.