Filing for divorce can be overwhelming enough, and when constant argument is involved, the process can become additionally stressful. In order to avoid having to spend time, money, and energy in the courtroom, many couples choose to pursue collaborative divorce. This enables the parties and their attorneys to enter into agreements, allowing them to dissolve their marriage in a manner that is amicable as possible.
In order to go through with a collaborative divorce, both attorneys must be well-versed in the process, so that the meeting does not become confrontational. The first step of a collaborative divorce is for the parties and attorneys to sign an agreement in writing, stating that they will use their best efforts and will make a good faith effort to resolve the dispute without resorting to litigation.
By pursuing the collaborative method, you can avoid going to court, where the judge will ultimately have control over important matters including property division,
child custody and asset division. When both parties are able to come to an agreement over such matters, they are more likely to be satisfied with the terms set forth by the divorce.
Both parties also have the option of relying on neutral third parties such as certified financial advisors, public accountants, appraisers or family therapists. By focusing on the future rather than the mistakes made in the past, collaborative divorces enable the parties to end their marriage in an orderly fashion.
If you are preparing to file for divorce, but are unsure of what method to pursue, do not hesitate to contact our firm, Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC. As a team of Plano family law attorneys with years of experience, we know what it takes to help clients dissolve their marriages in a peaceful fashion. Contact our firm today to find out more about the services that are available to you.