Benefits Of The Collaborative Divorce Approach
Collaborative divorce can benefit a family in more ways than one and is a unique alternative dispute resolution method that does not involve fighting, which is often seen through the traditional divorce process. It is possible that divorce does not need to be a fight, and as a collaborative divorce lawyer, I have seen the good that comes from this process.
Through the collaborative method, there is no need to leave the decisions to the courts. By being able and willing to cooperate, spouses are able to resolve disputes outside of the court system. At the beginning, both you, your spouse, and your attorneys will sign an agreement promising not to involve the court and choose to control the outcome for yourselves.
One benefit of the collaborative divorce process is its interdisciplinary approach, which involves a mental health professional to help establish strong, effective communication between spouses, and offers guidance on determining a strong parenting plan that works for everyone involved. Working together to create a parenting plan and child custody arrangement helps children begin to trust that their parents have their best interests at heart for the future.
One of the most unique and tailored benefits of collaborative divorce is that you have control over the process with customized solutions that work for your family. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for couples going through a divorce because your individual and family needs are different from other couples. By working together, you can create customized solutions for your family.
For over 40 years I have helped guide families through one of the most difficult times in their lives. I know that divorce is hard no matter what option you choose, but I have seen the good that comes from collaborative divorce. If you are in the Kansas City Metro area and believe collaborative divorce may be the right approach for you and your family, contact me, Hugh O’Donnell, to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at (816) 553-5152 with any questions you have regarding your divorce case.