Collaborative law is something more couples are using to speed up the divorce process. It requires viewing the divorce in a problem-solving and troubleshooting frame of mind rather than considering it a battle to be won. In other words, the people involved opt to negotiate instead of litigate.
A divorce using collaborative law tends to save both time and money by avoiding lengthy trials in an informal setting. Because the atmosphere tends to be more relaxed, people feel freer to exchange information in an open, casual, and honest manner.
Another benefit of collaborative divorce is the privacy. A divorce trial will be on public record, which means anything you discuss during the hearing will be available for viewing. If you value your privacy or you need to protect your reputation as a public figure, collaborative law is less formal and doesn’t need to be recorded for the public eye.
How the process works involves each party hiring his or her own attorney. Each spouse meets with his or her attorney without the other spouse present. During this meeting, a spouse will inform his or her lawyer what his or her ideal settlement will be. Then, both spouses and their attorneys meet together on a regular basis until both sides agree on the solution. Collaborative law may also involve a communications coach to serve as a mediator between the parties.
If you’re interested in discussing the possibility of using collaborative law for your divorce, talk to our skilled Flower Mound divorce attorney today. Phillip M. Herr, Attorney at Law has more than 15 years of legal experience to offer your case. Our firm is pleased to provide collaborative law services for clients who wish to pursue that option.
Contact us at (469) 314-9216 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today.