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Step-by-step understanding of collaborative divorce

The divorce process can be intense, stressful and overwhelmingly emotionally. Fortunately, there are more options available today to help guide divorcing couples through the divorce process.

As is true when facing any legal challenge, it helps to know what to expect. Understanding how collaborative divorce works is no different. There are so many issues to work out during the divorce it can seem like a daunting and confusing process. Add to that long periods of time spent working out resolutions to divorce-related concerns and the costs that go along with it can add to the concerns divorcing couples may already have.

Collaborative divorce provides an alternative that helps guide the divorcing couple through negotiations and helps them resolve divorce-related issues, including property division, child support, child custody and alimony concerns, in a manner that allows them to have more control, greater privacy and save time, money and acrimony along the way. It can provide a useful framework for down the road to deal with post-divorce concerns. It also relies on an open and truthful exchange of information and a willingness to work divorce-related issues out.

The process includes each party meeting with their representative and then meeting together; it is important to note that the parties sign an agreement and if they decide to go into divorce court, their representatives will withdraw according to the agreement. On some occasions, outside experts can be brought in to help the couple, such as financial experts or mental health experts. Collaborative law divorce is a process divorcing couples should understand to determine if it is a good option for them and an alternative to the traditional divorce.

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