What is a Collaborative Divorce?
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What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Going through formal divorce proceedings can be expensive with court costs and attorneys’ fees. One alternative option to seeking a divorce is a collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorces have become increasingly popular, are less expensive, and are less adversarial than traditional litigation.

What is a Collaborative Divorce? 

A collaborative divorce is where the parties and their respective attorneys agree to handle the matter without the involvement of the court system. The parties attempt to amicably resolve the case through settlement negotiations and the hiring of experts i.e. a counselor, therapist, or accountant if necessary.

The Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce

Some pros associated with collaborative divorces are there are no court imposed time restraints and if the collaborative divorce is not working, it can be ended by any one party and the parties can then proceed to litigation. However, the attorneys that represented the parties during the collaborative divorce can no longer represent their clients in the litigation. Another disadvantage to a collaborative divorce is that it has the potential to be more expensive if negotiations break down or if one party is not participating or acting reasonably. There is also no threat of court action to force the other party to participate reasonably.

A collaborative divorce is something to consider when seeking a divorce. As discussed they can be resolved more peacefully than through litigation and it is a way to keep your case out of court.

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The Florida divorce/family law attorneys at HD Law Partners provide knowledgeable, compassionate, experienced, and dedicated legal representation. Contact us today for a free consultation and learn how we can help you through the divorce process.

 

Source: http://www.sblumenthallaw.com/collaborative-divorce.html

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