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Collaborative divorce means not going it alone

The new trend for couples that wish to keep their divorce out of a courtroom is the collaborative approach to family law. Not only does this approach to resolution keep litigation at bay, it also allows couples to work through their divorce matters in a personal and private setting. While some divorcing couples may not be candidates for a collaborative approach, there are many that benefit from this problem-solving and resolution-focused method.

For those facing divorce, it's easy to get caught up in the anger and frustration that typically accompanies custody, alimony and property division issues. While a collaborative approach to divorce can't completely erase these challenges, a skilled attorney trained in collaborative law can help you and your spouse stay focused on a positive resolution.

Individuals that seek a collaborative law attorney often experience a more efficient and less expensive divorce than the typical proceeding. Couples are not tied to family court schedules and can meet with their collaborative law attorney when it is fitting for them. Topics and concerns can be discussed openly and in a friendly, non-threatening environment. While this approach to divorce is resolution focused, it allows couples to use other resources to come to an arrangement that is agreeable to both parties.

Collaborative law offers a number of reasons it should be considered for couples wishing to work together through their divorce. It is often less expensive and faster than litigated divorces, and it may reduce the stress commonly felt during the process. Individuals interested in this method should seek a trusted attorney, well skilled in collaborative law. With their help, knowledge and advocacy, the divorce process may be made easier.

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