What is a “collaborative” approach to family law issues?

| Sep 9, 2020 | collaborative law |

Family law issues can be some of the most difficult to resolve, both financially and emotionally. Divorce cases, in particular, can lead to feelings of resentment, bitterness, jealousy and even anger. However, when divorcing couples in New Hampshire are able to put those feelings aside – at least somewhat – they may have options to resolve the legal issues in the case that can make the whole process smoother, quicker and cheaper. A “collaborative” approach is one such option.

The “collaborative” approach

What is a “collaborative” approach to family law issues? Well, in essence, this is an approach that, for the most part, transfers the power to make decisions from a family law court to the divorcing couple themselves. In the collaborative law process, the divorcing couple and their attorneys, along with other experts, such as financial planners, therapists and appraisers, attempt to work together to resolve the various issues that arise in any given divorce case.

Instead of spending all of their time putting together evidence and arguments to present to a judge, the divorcing couple works toward compromise in the collaborative law approach to a divorce case. Hopefully, through the process, the couple can reach agreements that both deem to be good for all involved, given the circumstances.

Consider all options

Of course, collaborative law isn’t always an option in every case. Each divorce case in New Hampshire is unique. But, for those who believe they may be able to deal with their soon-to-be ex-spouse in a civil manner throughout the divorce case, collaborative law can be an option that leads to a better resolution of all of the issues in the case.