If you and your spouse agreed to get divorced and you are looking for ways
to dissolve your marriage without having to battle it out in court, a
collaborative divorce may be suitable for you. Collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute
resolution process through which couples can resolve their issues together
along with the assistance of their attorneys. Continue reading to learn
more about whether or not it may be right for you.
Understanding Collaborative Divorce
If you are unsure if collaborative divorce is right for you, there are
some questions you can ask yourself.
Here are some questions that can help you determine if collaborative divorce
is right for you:
- Do you want to divorce your spouse in a manner that is less contentious
than going through the litigation process?
- Are you sure you want to try to end your marriage amicable, but do not
know if you and your spouse can work things out on your own?
- Are you uncomfortable with the idea of the private details of your married
life being aired out in a public court?
If you have children, collaborative divorce can also be immensely beneficial
for them since this process is less inherently hostile. Moreover, since
you will negotiate the terms of your divorce with your spouse, this will
help build a solid foundation for you as co-parents.
That said, this process may not be right for everyone. Collaborative divorce
is only an option if both spouses agree to it and sign a participation
agreement. Additionally, both spouses must be totally transparent and
provide the necessary financial information. If your case involves domestic
violence or you believe your spouse is hiding marital assets, collaborative
divorce is not right for your circumstances.
Speak to an Experienced Collaborative Divorce Attorney About Your Case Today!
If you and your spouse agreed to get divorced and have an interest in staying
out of court, collaborative divorce may be right for you. At the Law Office
of Kathryn Marteeny, our
family law team is backed by more than three decades of experience and a history
of successful results. You can rely on our team to guide you through the
collaborative divorce process and advise you of your legal options.
Reach out to our law firm today at
(713) 936-2300 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to learn more about
the collaborative divorce process and if it is right for you.