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What happens during a collaborative divorce?

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2019 | Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is a difficult process in which two parties must disentangle their finances, parenting responsibilities and other aspects of their lives. It’s an emotional, complicated thing to walk through, and many couples may be looking for a way to minimize complications and stress. One way to do this is by choosing a collaborative divorce. 

There are many benefits to collaborating on a divorce. It can reduce stress and allow the couple to move through the entire process faster. While these may seem like positive things, you probably understand that this process simply doesn’t work in every situation. Before you make any important decisions that will impact the course and direction of your life, you will find it beneficial to seek an assessment of the specific legal options available to you.

Why collaborate? 

Collaboration is the process of removing disputes and allowing two contending parties to work through disagreements and unresolved matters. Two people will use techniques such as mediation and negotiation to help them come to resolutions on difficult divorce matters. In some cases, they will collaborate with certain experts, such as child psychologists and financial advisors, to come to reasonable conclusions on complex matters. 

You may think that collaboration could be beneficial for you, but you may not be certain how you can navigate this process with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. The positive thing is that you do not necessarily have to get along in order to make collaboration work. You simply have to commit to the process and keep your focus on the future. Some of the benefits of collaboration include: 

  • It costs less money to collaborate than it does to walk through the litigation process.
  • It can take less time, allowing you to move on sooner.
  • It is less stressful than litigation, which is good for you and your kids.
  • It allows you to have a direct say and more control over the terms of your final divorce order.
  • It allows you and the other party to decide how to resolve any disputes that come up in the future. 

Collaboration is a good way for you to secure terms that are better for your unique situation. No one knows your family like you do, and this is a way that you can keep your future out of the hands of an impersonal Arizona family law judge. If you want to simplify your divorce and perhaps work on an out-of-court solution, you may want to start by exploring the benefits of collaboration.