What Are the Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce?

Divorce litigation can be a long and antagonistic process that often results in more unnecessary heartache, frustration, hostility, and expenses. Thankfully, there are other ways to dissolve a marriage that allows spouses the opportunity to hash out an agreement without going through a long courtroom battle that can drag on and ultimately leave both parties unsatisfied with the results. One of these methods is known as a collaborative divorce.

Read below to learn about the benefits a collaborative divorce can provide and why you should consider it:

  • You will not have to attend court: When you choose to dissolve your marriage through the collaborative divorce process, you will be able to avoid going to court. When you go through divorce litigation, one of the biggest reasons why this process has a tendency to be time-consuming is because you are at the mercy of the court’s schedule. When you go through a collaborative divorce, you will be able to set your own timeline and attend sessions at a time and pace that is good for both parties.
  • You will have more control over the outcome: Collaborative law affords you more control over the outcome of your divorce settlement. You and your spouse, along with both respective attorneys will be able to negotiate on your own divorce settlement rather than leaving it in the hands of a judge. As a result, it is likely you will both be substantially happier with the results.
  • You will be able to maintain privacy: When a couple goes through divorce litigation, their private business will become public record. If you wish to maintain your privacy, a collaborative divorce will allow you to do exactly that, ensuring that none of these deeply personal matters are available for all to see.
  • You can preserve a better relationship with your former spouse: It might not seem like much of a benefit, but if you share children with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, nurturing a more cooperative and amicable relationship with him or her will be an essential part of co-parenting them together. Litigation tends to facilitate a more contentious environment, which will not do you any favors as you continue to raise your children throughout the years. This process will give you the chance to work on your communication skills, so you can be better co-parents and easily resolve any issues you might have in the future.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Experienced Attorney and Former Associate Judge!

If you wish to learn more about the collaborative divorce process and how it can benefit you, contact the Law Office of Phillip M. Herr, PLLC to speak with our knowledgeable attorney. Phillip was the Associate Judge for Title IV-D Court #35. Phillip M. Herr has over a decade of legal experience and a passionate commitment to helping clients dissolve their marriage as peacefully as possible while protecting their interests.

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