Traditional Divorce is difficult and adversarial, but there are alternative approaches to the traditional litigation model. These alternative approaches have become popular, widely used, and may be called:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Collaborative Divorce
- Collaborative Law
- Collaborative Family Law
- Collaborative Practice
- Uncontested Divorce
While these terms are distinct, their approach is similar in that they offer an alternative to traditional divorce and litigation. So, what is a collaborative divorce? The simple answer is that collaborative divorce is a structured process that allows divorcing couples to work together with and through their lawyers and other professionals to jointly create a settlement unique to their case. This voluntary process is a positive alternative to court that can avoid expensive litigation and the emotional strain of a courtroom setting.
Collaborative divorce has become quite a popular method for resolving family law conflicts and cases, and while it may appear similar to mediation, it is different. Collaborative divorce is also sometimes likened to uncontested divorce, but there are important legal differences when compared to mediation, traditional divorce or even uncontested divorce.
Many families find that a collaborative divorce provides a creative, pleasantly surprising resolution for their divorce needs… Contact me now so that we can discuss your options and help you decide if a collaborative divorce best serves your needs and unique situation.
Not sure if a collaborative divorce is right for you? Contact me to discuss your case and my services as a traditional divorce attorney.