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Should you opt for a collaborative divorce?

Ending a marriage is a complex process, and it can be emotionally challenging to effectively address important issues such as child custody, property division and more. If you are facing the prospect of divorce yet wonder if there could be a more peaceful way to walk through the process, collaborative divorce could be the right option for you.

A collaborative divorce has many benefits, but it is not necessarily the right choice for every divorcing couple in New Hampshire. Before you make any important decisions or move ahead with choices that could impact your future, you may find it beneficial to consider the benefits of the collaborative process for divorce.

Why choose collaboration?

There are situations in which litigation is truly the only option. However, it is not always necessary to walk through the stress and complication of a traditional divorce. In fact, through collaboration, it is possible to complete the divorce process and move on toward your future without going to court. Some of the benefits of opting for a collaborative divorce include the following: 

  • Because it takes less time to complete, a collaborative divorce costs significantly less money than a traditional divorce.
  • The collaborative process is less stressful than litigation and it can be a less formal process.
  • It allows for a free, open and informal exchange of information that is pertinent to the divorce.
  • It allows you and the other party to discuss, collaborate and negotiate a final order that suits your unique needs and family concerns. 

In a collaborative divorce, each spouse will have his or her own attorney. The four parties will meet to discuss and negotiate the terms of the divorce. In some cases, other professionals, such as psychologists or financial experts, will also work with the couple to find a reasonable and workable solution.

A strong post-divorce future is possible

Through collaboration, you can craft a divorce order that allows you to have a strong and prosperous future that suits your individual needs and objectives. You and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse do not necessarily have to get along to opt for a collaborative divorce, but both parties must be willing to work together and commit to the process. 

If you think a collaborative divorce is the right option for you, you would be wise to first seek a complete evaluation of your case in order to fully understand all of the legal options available to you.

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