Benefits of Collaborative Divorce Law
Collaborative divorce is not an option for every divorce, but when it is, it has a wide range of benefits. Some divorces involve too many battles to be resolved amiably, therefore requiring divorce court. But for everyone else, this form of divorce is highly recommended. Collaborative divorce allows each spouse, their lawyers and a mediator to come to an agreement without ever stepping foot in the courtroom. This includes settling property, assets, financial arrangements and custody arrangements. Here are some benefits to this form of divorce.
It Costs Less
Divorce is a very expensive process when you go to court. You are paying based on how elaborate a divorce it is. The longer the divorce takes, which can be a year or more when you go to court, the more money you are going to have to pay out. If you can manage to go through a settlement with a collaborative divorce, it is much easier on your bank account. Since you are already dealing with financial issues because of splitting up your income, this is really for the best.
It is Over Faster
Most people want to get the divorce matter taken care of and done with. Nobody wants to spend months of their life dealing with lawyers and documents and legal proceedings. The faster your divorce gets completed, the sooner you can get on with your life. A collaborative divorce is much faster after the agreements have been settled.
You Are in Control
If your divorce gets to court, you no longer have control of the divorce process. The judge and court system is going to be handling the case. If you want to have full control of the proceedings, along with your spouse and lawyers, you should go through a collaborative divorce instead. While in mediation, you and your lawyer still have some control over how it all goes.
It is Better for Your Children
Finally, the last but possibly most important benefit has to do with your children. If you and your spouse have children together, custody is going to be an issue. Whether biological or not, their custody is important to both of you. Going through a collaborative divorce, means you are able to come to an understanding about who has custody over them. The easiest way to do this is through shared custody. Another benefit for your children is that they don’t feel torn between their parents and there isn’t the emotional stress and turmoil like with divorce court.
As you can see, there are many benefits to going through a collaborative divorce. Consider it if this seems like a viable option for you, but remember it does not work in every situation.
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