What Are the Steps to a Collaborative Divorce?

Husband and Wives hands folded on top of a divorce decree.

Collaborative divorce is a holistic process that could be cost-effective and less time-consuming and dissolve your marital union amicably and peacefully.

When couples opt for a court divorce, it is often highly contentious, costly, emotionally charged and not to mention time-consuming. This divorce process can publicly expose sensitive family information, such as financial or emotional issues.

When you decide to proceed with your separation using the collaborative divorce, you and your spouse are supported by lawyers, mental health specialists, divorce coaches, and financial neutrals who are committed to staying away from litigation and finalizing your divorce agreement in a manner that is agreeable to both you and your partner.

Many of our clients are not familiar with the collaborative divorce method and often ask us what steps need to be taken to begin the process; here are a few of them:

  • Both you and your spouse agree to explore the collaborative process
  • Meet with the team of experts to determine if this process is the best path forward
  • Understand what each professional’s role is and if they are needed to help move the divorce forward
  • Sign a Collaborative Process and Confidentiality Agreement agreeing to work with each other and the team members in a harmonious manner, be transparent and stay away from litigation
  • Prepare all of your financial dealings to share with the team
  • Develop a co-parenting plan that keeps the best interest of your children in mind

After meeting with the team and working through any impasses or concerns, you and your spouse can reach an amicable divorce agreement. You will sign it, and your attorneys file it with the court system.

At Family Divorce Solutions, our team of professionals will be committed to providing the highest quality of ethical representation to their clients while committing themselves to the collaborative process of dispute resolution.

Contact us today to see how the collaborative divorce can help you get your desired results without sacrificing your family unit!

Note: This information is general and should not be construed as legal/financia /mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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