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Customized approach in collaborative divorce can really help

Collaborative law, mediation, and other alternative dispute methods have become increasingly popular approaches to a dissolution and other post decree matters, not only in the state of Illinois but all across the country. In a Collaborative divorce, the spouses retain their own attorneys, sign a Participation Agreement, and enter into negotiations to reach an appropriate settlement on their divorce. The attorneys that the spouses use must have specialized collaborative training to correctly facilitate the process.

The traditional divorce process can be rigid in certain ways. When a judge is the final decision maker in a dissolution, the resulting Judgment and its provisions agreement can be difficult to implement and manage. This does not mean they are impossible to manage or change -- it would just be preferable to have a customized agreement, reflecting the parties own reality, that the parties have fully negotiated between themselves.

Individual customization and privacy are why the Collaborative process can be very beneficial. With a Collaborative divorce, the spouses can work on a creative solution to their split, resolving potential issues between themselves rather than allowing a third party judge make those decisions. The Collaborative process can be difficult, but the time and effort put in to craft your families' agreement will pay off dividends in the end.

If you and your soon-to-be-former spouse are considering a Collaborative divorce, then you should consult with Goddard & Malmquist. Our attorneys are extensively trained Fellows of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. We strive to help spouses make informed decisions and address their legitimate concerns and issues during the divorce. Often, the use of the Collaborative process can help you achieve an individual, workable, and equitable solution.

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