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Collaborative Divorce: How it Works

The word “divorce” often conjures images of stone-faced couples in a courtroom showdown. While some divorces can be a lengthy and painful legal duel, some processes exist to make divorce a smoother, more civil process. One legal solution for an amicable divorce is collaborative divorce. 

Collaborative divorce is a legal process designed to help couples sort out the major details of their divorce without having to have a formal legal battle in front of a judge. Collaborative divorce works through a combination of mediation and negotiation. The collaborative divorce process seeks to settle major areas of contention such as:

  • Alimony payments
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Debt division
  • Property division or sharing

The key part of a collaborative divorce is the cooperation of both spouses. If either spouse is unable or unwilling to compromise on the things that they want out of the divorce, a collaborative solution will not be possible. Attorneys will still be present for a collaborative divorce, but they should specialize in alternative dispute resolution like mediation so they don’t rush to place every point of issue in front of a judge to rule on.

If you are considering a collaborative divorce, you will need a divorce & family law attorney who has experience in these alternate dispute resolution skills. The best place to find a divorce & family law attorney who specializes in collaborative divorce and mediation is Attorney at Law.

At AAL, our nationwide network of attorneys and law firms allows us to match you with an experienced divorce & family law attorney in your area. Our partners have the resources, legal expertise, and experience to negotiate through the most contentious divorces.

In addition to a long track record of success, our partners excel in client care. They are devoted to representing your interests in a way that is sensitive to your specific wants and needs and they will ensure you are always cared for and up to date in your case.

Don’t wait. Contact AAL today for a free, no-obligation consultation and assert your marital rights.

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