Collaborative Divorce With The Representation Of Hugh O’Donnell Makes The Process Easier
Collaborative divorce is when each spouse has an attorney who helps the parties reach an agreement, rather than engage in an adversarial process. In some cases, a mental health professional and/or financial planner are utilized to reduce the costs and address all the needs of the parties. Hugh O’Donnell has more than 40 years of family law experience and has spent his career working to improve his skills as a collaborative divorce attorney so that he could offer clients the path toward the resolution that works the best for them.
A collaborative divorce involves each spouse securing legal representation. The spouses and their attorneys then enter into an agreement to work together to resolve all the issues of the divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support, maintenance, and property division questions.
An additional benefit of the collaborative divorce approach is its interdisciplinary nature. Hugh F. O’Donnell Family Law brings in other professionals such as financial planners to assist with the financial aspects of the divorce. They can also utilize a divorce coach or mental health professional who can assist in reducing stress and improving the efficiency of communication.
Hugh O’Donnell knows the challenges that people face when it is time to divorce and knows the good that collaborative divorce can do for people. Keeping decision-making power in their own hands can give people a degree of control over their lives when things may seem out of control. Further, the collaborative divorce process is especially well-suited to divorces with children, as it helps parents begin to work together. This can be incredibly important to the well-being of a child because, while parents may no longer be spouses to each other, they will always be parents to their children.
Hugh O’Donnell helped introduce the benefits of collaborative divorce to Missouri in 2001. In the time since, he has conducted numerous advanced trainings for other attorneys who wanted to learn more about the process and how their family law clients could be helped by it.
The collaborative divorce process offers many benefits to those facing divorce. Hugh F. O’Donnell Family Law can help you use that process to secure the outcomes you need from your divorce. To schedule a consultation, call (816) 533-5152. To contact Hugh O’Donnell online, click here.