The Collaborative Law Process
If you and your spouse choose to resolve your divorce through the collaborative process, you will each have your own attorney. Both attorneys and spouses commit to working amicably and in good faith towards a settlement. The collaborative process involves informal discussions and joint conferences for the purpose of settling all divorce issues outside of court. The parties agree to make a full and complete disclosure of all relevant financial information without the need for formal discovery involved in a contested case. Neutral professionals in the collaborative process work with both spouses to prepare a list of assets and liabilities, parenting plans, and all issues involved between them.
Advantages With Collaborative Divorce
Working together through a collaborative divorce often gives couples more opportunity to customize the parameters of their divorce. This, coupled with monetary and flexibility advantages, makes collaboration an attractive solution for many couples. Other advantages include:
- Couples have more control over the proceedings and meetings
- Disagreements and arguments are more private outside of the courtroom setting
- The collaborative process often requires less time to reach a resolution
- Generally less expensive than alternate divorce options
A successful collaborative divorce process does require both cooperation and disclosure on the part of both spouses. Like mediation, the parties set realistic goals, make compromises, and reach their agreement. All parties must sign the terms of the agreement created. If collaboration cannot settle all disputes over issues such as child support, custody, and property division, the divorce will need to be brought to court.
Trusted Legal Assistance In Your Collaborative Divorce
Hardy Law Group, PLLC, has extensive experience navigating couples through collaborative divorces. Getting divorced isn’t fun for anyone, so make sure you’re working with a Dallas/Fort Worth collaborative divorce attorney with experience to help the process run as smoothly as possible. For more information on the collaborative process and whether it is right for you, contact a collaborative divorce attorney at Hardy Law Group, PLLC, at (817) 222-0000.