While the divorce process is certainly tough, it does not have to be a protracted winner-takes-all battle.
These days, more and more couples are opting for alternatives to litigation. One such alternative is collaborative divorce. Done rights, collaborative divorce can save you time, money and a publicized process.
What is collaborative divorce and how does it work?
Collaborative divorce is the process in which the divorcing couple works through the terms of their divorce with the help of a collaborative divorce attorney as well as other professionals like counselors and financial advisors.
his is a perfect option if you believe you can work out the terms of your divorce without resorting to litigation. It’s also generally less expensive than litigation, which means you and your spouse will preserve more of your assets to divide. It can also help you and your spouse transition to an effective co-parenting team.
How do you know collaborative divorce is right for you?
Collaborative divorce is not for everyone. Here are five things that can help you determine if collaborative divorce will work for you:
- You want to control every aspect of your divorce rather than leaving important decisions like property division, child custody and spousal support to the court.
- Both you and your spouse are willing to be forthright in your financial disclosures.
- Both you and your spouse are fully committed to the collaborative law process.
- You both agree that your children will benefit more from a collaborative divorce than a litigated one.
Protecting your rights and interests
Collaborative divorce works well for honest and transparent parties. Learning more about Washington’s collaborative divorce law can help you safeguard your rights and interests while dissolving your marriage.