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Collaborative Divorce

When a divorce decree is reached in a cooperative and empowering manner through the use of collaborative divorce, it can result in two satisfied parties who, in their lives after the divorce, interact with each other amicably. This can be particularly beneficial for people who share children and will engage in regular communication regarding their care.

Collaborative divorce can be a wonderful alternative to litigation. Would you like to learn more in a free consultation? Please call Donaldson Stewart, P.C., at 480-792-9770 to speak with an attorney.

How Does Collaborative Divorce Work?

Collaborative divorce involves a team of professionals. Each spouse has an attorney and a divorce coach. A neutral financial specialist is also involved. In cases where the spouses share a child or children, a child specialist will be brought in. These professionals all have one goal: to help you make informed decisions about your future.

In collaborative divorce, each spouse has an attorney. Both spouses, as well as their entire collaborative team, will all sign an agreement to reach a settlement through collaboration. If you are unable to reach an agreement collaboratively, the collaborative team will disband and will be unable to offer services in any future proceedings. The collaborative process is intended to take place entirely out of the courtroom.

The spouses and professional team involved in the collaborative process will discuss all of the pertinent divorce issues in a series of meetings. The discussions will focus on all aspects of the divorce, which may include:

The collaborative process is empowering, because it places the control in your hands rather than in the hands of a judge. With help and representation from your lawyer and professional team, you will arrive at a divorce settlement knowing that you played a large role in the outcome.

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is still divorce — and divorce is rarely easy. The collaborative structure, however, does provide many benefits that can make the process as cooperative and positive as possible.

  • Collaborative divorce is a more private option. Unlike a litigated divorce, your personal details need not be exposed to the public.
  • Children are impacted by divorce in many ways. When a parenting time agreement is reached collaboratively, the parents have more amicable and cooperative relationships with each other.
  • You have informed control over the final outcome.

Is the Collaborative Process Right for Your Situation?

Donaldson Stewart, P.C., is committed to protecting our clients' rights and interests as we guide them through difficult life transitions. We offer free initial consultations to discuss if collaborative law is advisable for your divorce and can offer other options as well. Contact us online today or call our Chandler, Arizona, law firm at 480-792-9770.

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