Collaborative Divorce: Avoid Bitterness & Courtroom Battles

Collaborative divorce gives couples the time and space to be able to avoid courtroom battles and avoid bitterness towards each other. It is a peaceful alternative to a traditionally litigated divorce, and many couples are turning to the collaborative method instead of turning the end of their marriage into a fight.

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Collaborative Divorce Helps Families Avoid Courtroom Battles

If you and your spouse are willing to work together, collaborative divorce might be the best step for you.  Through this process, couples and 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 collaborative divorce, your attorney and other professionals can manage the difficult conversations required to work through the issues involved in your divorce. The collaborative method brings in 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.

You’ll be able to keep the decision-making power in your own hands through the collaborative divorce process, instead of ceding that power to a judge. Going through a divorce oftentimes feels like your lives are spinning out of control and it’s easy to justify verbal attacks in the courtroom. But with the collaborative process, there’s no courtroom battles involved.

You and your spouse know each other better than anyone else, and being able to make the best decisions possible for each other and for your children is important. You get to decide what your future looks like, and that degree of control automatically reduces stress through the divorce process.

For more than 40 years I have seen the good that comes from collaborative divorce, and I know for a fact, that it does not need to be a fight. You can go through a divorce without fighting and without additional stress.

If you are in the Kansas City are and believe collaborative divorce is the best solution for you and your family, contact me today to schedule a consultation, of 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.