9 April 2014 0 Comments

Collaborative Divorce

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couple with papers 300x263 Collaborative DivorceWant a gentler approach to divorce?

While divorces are typically considered to be bitter battles between ex-spouses, this does not have to be the case. Many times there are spouses who no longer want to remain married, but who do not want to fight in a courtroom setting over each and every detail either.

For couples like this, there are solutions and alternatives. One of the gentlest forms of divorce is that of a collaborative divorce; however, you have to make sure that it is right for your particular situation.

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, a new alternative to the usual adversarial approach is collaborative divorce law. This is an area of family law that trains attorneys to negotiate, compromise, and create a friendlier environment. It is an effective, new way to end a marriage without the acrimony, anger and resentment of many divorces.

To safeguard against the possibility of one of the sides backing out and trying to take the other to court, there is an agreement to find a new attorney should the process fail. While this can be difficult, the benefits can often outweigh any costs. By avoiding hearings, depositions and any bitter courtroom battles, both parties can save themselves financial and emotional stress through the divorce process.

The benefits and advantages include:

  1. You each have more control over the outcome – your opinions will be heard
  2. You get to agree to settlement issued based on compromise and fair play
  3. It is less expensive than litigation
  4. The process takes less time than litigation
  5. There is less stress and anxiety involved
  6. You worked together to make life easier for everyone

Individuals who opt for collaborative divorce want a reasonable, rational way to complete the legal necessities of divorce, but do not want to tear their families apart in the process.

To learn more about collaborative divorce, contact the family law offices of Holstrom, Sissung & Block. We understand that your family crisis is the most important thing going on in your life, and we take your concerns very seriously. We take the time to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your case.

Call us today in Riverside, San Bernardino or Orange County.

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