Nobody likes the idea of a contentious divorce. The drama and struggles of the process may make for interesting TV shows and movies, but when facing the reality of putting their family through the wringer, as it were, many people find themselves searching for alternatives.
Luckily, one such alternative is growing ever more popular, and for good reasons. The alternative in question today is known as a collaborative divorce.
There are 3 main kinds of divorce: Contentious (aka litigation. Hard-fought, long-drawn-out battles in the court room), mediation (the exact opposite, where everything is decided by a 3rd party), and collaborative (a happy medium of the two).
Whereas in a contentious divorce, where success is often determined by who can dig their heels in deeper, and a mediated divorce, where success is completely out of the divorcing parties’ hands, the outcome of a collaborative divorce is decided jointly by the 2 divorcing individuals (and usually by them alone).
The benefits are many: Collaborative divorces are orders of magnitude cheaper, tend to be much less stressful for the parties involved, take a small fraction as long as a contentious divorce, and everything can be done outside of the court room.
Even in the most collaborative divorce possible, there will be arguments and conflicts, but working together is the name of the game and the key to success. Compromise can work to everyone’s benefit, and if you and your spouse are serious about being civil and fair, you can both find yourselves starting Life 2.0 before you realize it. Your wallet will thank you, too.
If you are curious about collaborative divorce, or are facing any other family law problems, do not hesitate to get in touch with a skilled family attorney as soon as possible. They will be able to sit down with you, go over your case, and help you pick the best possible option for you and your loved ones.