Collaborative Divorce: A Peaceful Divorce Solution
Collaborative divorce is a peaceful divorce solution to an otherwise traditionally court-litigated divorce. Many couples are turning to the collaborative method instead of turning the end of their marriage into a fight. If you and your spouse are willing to try to work together, the collaborative process might be best for you.
In the collaborative divorce process, couples are their collaborative attorneys agree to work together to resolve all of the issues of the divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division questions. Through this process, your attorney and other professionals can manage difficult conversations required to work through all legal issues.
Collaborative divorce brings in other professionals, such as financial planners to help deal with the financial aspects, and a divorce coach or mental health professional who assists in reducing stress and improving the efficiency of communication between spouses. Understanding and the communication of each other’s needs is important in this process.
Collaborative divorce is a more peaceful process because you and your spouse decide the outcome. Keep the decision-making power to yourselves instead of ceding power to a judge helps couples feel more confident in their ability to be able to work together and make the best decisions possible for their future. You and your spouse know each other better than anyone else, and being able to make your own decisions is important.
I have practiced family law for over 40 years and have seen the good that comes from alternative, peaceful divorce processes like collaborative divorce. Your divorce does not need to be a fight.
If you are in the Kansas City Metro Area and believe collaborative divorce is the best solution for you and your spouse, contact me today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at (816) 533-5152 with any questions you have regarding your divorce and how I can best guide you through the process.