Collaborative Divorce: Advantages Of This Process
Collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute resolution process and there are many advantages for families who choose this process. This divorce method gives couples the time and space they need in order to work together to solve all legal issues and create a lasting resolution for their family’s future.
One of the greatest advantages of collaborative divorce is that couples are able to keep decision-making power in their hands, instead of ceding that power to a judge. Couples who cooperate and work through guided communication are able to resolve disputes outside of the court system.
Another advantage to the collaborative divorce method is that couples do not go through this process alone. Divorce can feel isolating at times, but through the collaborative method, couples are able to work with a team of professionals to ensure the best possible outcome.
Spouses work together with their collaborative attorneys, a mental health professional who guides communication, and a financial planner that acts as a financial neutral to gather all pertinent financial information in order to streamline the process. This interdisciplinary approach is founded on teamwork and cooperation in order to ensure the best possible resolution.
One of the most unique and tailored advantages 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 unique solutions for your family that everyone will be happy with.
I know the challenges people face when it is time to divorce, but it doesn’t have to be a struggle or fight. I helped introduce the collaborative method benefits to Kansas City in 2001 and have since spent time helping other attorneys learn more about the process and how their family law clients can benefit from it.
There are many advantage to collaborative divorce, and it is worth looking into. If you are in Kansas City and believe collaborative divorce is the best option for you and your family, contact me, Hugh O’Donnell, today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at (816) 533-5152 with any questions you have regarding your divorce.