While many people dream of marrying their soul mate, few anticipate the reality of a divorce. While collaborative divorce is not for everyone, it is often a path taken by couples that want to avoid a particularly contentious divorce. Collaborative divorces provide a kinder, gentler way to divorce, while keeping the details private.
Collaborative Divorce Can Result in Peaceful, Acceptable Agreements Between Spouses
Collaborative divorce has been in existence for the past 26 years. Perhaps one of its most attractive benefits is that you do not have to go to court, nor allow a judge to make decisions on your behalf that will stay with you for decades to come. In a collaborative divorce, each side has input, and both parties jointly make decisions regarding the details of the divorce. Together, along with your individual collaborative attorneys, you can come to peaceful, yet acceptable, agreement about both of your future’s.
The Collaborative Divorce Team
A collaborative divorce “team” often includes two collaborative divorce attorneys, a mental health professional and a financial professional. The financial professional will take stock of your assets, cash-flow, debts and income to work out amicable solutions for both parties. The mental health professional’s job is to minimize the animosity between spouses that could potentially derail the entire collaborative process.
If there are children involved, a child specialist may also be a member of the collaborative divorce team. This child specialist will meet with both parents, as well as the children, to understand the needs, wishes and even fears of all parties involved.
Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
In the end, collaborative divorces offer the following benefits:
- Better Protection for Children – Children are protected from a potentially messy divorce, which keeps their overall well-being as the top concern.
- Personal Attention – More personalized attention is given to your individual circumstances and the facts of your divorce.
- Privacy – If your divorce is a high net-worth divorce, you are a public figure, or you just value your privacy, a collaborative divorce can offer a higher level of privacy.
- Cost-Effective – Your divorce issues can be resolved in a more positive, cost-effective manner than a traditional divorce.
- Convenient – A collaborative divorce is more convenient because there are no court schedules to adhere to, nor costly cancellations. A collaborative divorce works around the schedules of both spouses, even allowing both parties to take a breather when emotions dictate.
- Dedicated Professionals – Professionals who are involved in a collaborative divorce are dedicated to helping create a plan that works best for both parties.
Contact Our Miami Divorce Attorneys Today
Although a collaborative divorce is not for everyone, it can certainly help some couples avoid a highly contentious divorce. Collaborative lawyers work with their clients to reach harmonious decisions regarding each aspect of a divorce. Depending on your individual circumstances, it may be beneficial for you to contact the Law Offices of Aliette H. Carolan, P.A. at (305) 358-2330. We’re well versed in collaborative divorces and would be happy to meet with you to explore all of your options.
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