When you get a divorce, you have more choices to make on the front end than you thought. You can use mediation, consider collaborative divorce, or go through the traditional court system. But, when your life seems to fall apart, it can be hard to take the time to decide the process for handling your divorce. However, it is important to make a good choice for an easier divorce process and better results. No matter which divorce process you choose, Andrew Heft divorce attorney can help you handle your case with less stress by taking care of the legal issues. The following are the reasons collaborative divorce might be best for you:
You Get a Divorce Without Going to Court
Choosing collaborative law means you and your spouse want to remain amicable. You and your attorney won’t go to court and your attorneys don’t engage in verbal battles. The collaborative law is designed to offer a non-adversarial way to resolve conflict. If you choose a collaborative divorce, both parties stay respectful and cooperative.
Your Needs and Concerns are Addressed
Because the traditional law system is based on law, there’s no room in it for whether or no you feel the divorce terms are fair. In a collaborative divorce, every client’s needs and concerns, including their children’s, are directly addressed.
You Save Money and Time
Usually, if you choose the traditional family system, you may waste both money and time trying to prepare for a trial that may not happen as your attorneys settle cases late in the process before trial. There are often small-scale battles in this process even if the war never happens. However, in a collaborative divorce, the parties focus on discussing settlement. You don’t have to fight over pleadings, documents, or depositions. You and your spouse devote your time and energy to reach a settlement from start to finish. As a result, you can save money and time.
You Go Through a Safe, Confidential, and Transparent Process
Settlement negotiations are confidential in a collaborative divorce. Even if the negotiations don’t end up in settlements, all parties and attorneys are not allowed to speak about the settlement conversations at trial. This offers a layer of safety, ensuring you can share ideas and possible solutions.
Moreover, collaborative law demands full transparency. You and your spouse should fully disclose all information about your finances and exchange all financial records. Should one attorney commit significant errors, these will be brought to the couple’s attention. In a collaborative divorce, no one takes advantage of another’s mistake.