Collaborative law requires open communication between you, your current spouse and the lawyers you retain. The long-term benefits to you and your family are one of many reasons why so many people are choosing collaborative law divorces. Here are 8 reasons to choose a collaborative law divorce.
1. Collaborative Law Divorce is Client Controlled
You are your spouse control the process and the outcome. Your destiny is in your hands rather than in those of a stranger – a judge.
2. Collaborative Law Divorce is Client Centered
You and your spouse are a vital part of the settlement team. You and your lawyer will work with your spouse and his or her lawyer to settle your case in an efficient and respectful manner that meets both parties’ needs.
3. Collaborative Law Divorce is Cooperative
Both parties are counseled and supported by their own attorneys as they work cooperatively with the other side to resolve issues.
4. Collaborative Law Divorce is Streamlined
The process requires voluntary disclosure, eliminating formal methods of obtaining information and procedural delays.
5. Collaborative Law Divorce is Creative
You and your spouse are able to tailor the terms of your settlement to meet the needs of your family. Remember, divorce is as unique and individual as you are. What works for another family may not work for yours. Collaborative law gives you the opportunity to make sure your divorce is tailored to your own family needs.
6. Collaborative Law Means You Don’t Have to Go to Court
Everyone can focus on reaching a settlement without the recurring threat of going to court, the burden of the court’s timetable, or the lack of privacy that comes with surrendering the details of the clients’ private lives to the public record.
7. Collaborative Law is Family-Centered
Collaborative law emphasizes co-parenting and time-sharing arrangements that best meet the needs of parents and children. It means you don’t have to rely on arbitrary schedule created and imposed by a judge who doesn’t know you or your family.
8. Collaborative Law Provides Good Guidance
In collaborative law you have the comfort of having independent legal advice from an experienced lawyer, but you also have the benefit of using neutral experts that are shared by the parties.