Collaborative Divorce: Providing Solutions

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Collaborative divorce provides solutions for couples finding it difficult to communicate and reach a final divorce settlement. The collaborative method gives spouses the time and space to learn effective communication skills in order to work together to create unique solutions to their divorce needs.

In collaborative divorce, each spouse has an attorney who helps them reach an agreement, rather than engage in the adversarial process of fighting, which drags out the divorce process. A mental health professional and financial planner are utilized to help couples communicate their needs and be able to understand the other’s perspective, and streamline the financial aspect of the divorce.

Each spouse secures legal representation in a collaborative divorce setting. From there, spouses and their attorneys then enter into an agreement to work together to resolve all of the issues of the divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division questions. By working in a team setting, unique solutions to their individual and family needs are created to help secure a more solid future.

Oftentimes, couples going through a traditionally litigated divorce don’t have the time and space to try and navigate their divorce issues and their wants and needs get bogged down in communication failures. In contrast, collaborative divorce occurs in a safe and secure environment, and is paced by the couple in order to address all of their needs and make sure their divorce settlement is solid, that both spouses are happy with.

The collaborative divorce process offers many benefits to those facing divorce. For over 40 years I have helped clients work through their divorce issues, and I can help you use the collaborative process to secure the outcomes you need. If you are in Kansas City and would like more information on collaborative divorce, 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 about your case.