To get divorced, a couple must stipulate lots of terms and conditions regarding assets, debt, child support, spousal support, and parenting time.
An example would be a couple that wants 50/50 physical custody, but one of them is traveling three out of four weeks for business.
In many divorce cases, couples seek a resolution in court. There is a lawyer on each side. As each day passes, the fighting continues. The lawyers take more time to handle the case, and the parties continue to be stressed. The animosity often increases. A judge ultimately decides the future of the parties and their children.
Many people do not realize there are alternatives, such as collaborative divorce and mediation.
There are different types of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) available for divorces that do not require a trial. Most people prefer to handle their divorce amicably and privately instead of going to court and facing a judge. Collaborative law and mediation are two methods of conflict resolution.
Body, mind, and spirit are increasingly recognized as interdependent in our overall health. Collaborative divorce utilizes a holistic approach to help struggling families. In collaborative practice, parents and children work together with an expert team to reach a deeper resolution.
There is more to divorce than just legal concerns. In the midst of separation, accusations about the past and fears about the future can prevent constructive communication. One or both parents become frustrated and file a lawsuit, which often leads to a lengthy, unpleasant, and expensive legal process during which parents are discouraged from communicating.
There is, however, an alternative. Attorneys trained in Collaborative practice provide guidance throughout the divorce process. A team of neutral professionals also assists them in dealing with issues related to communication, finances, parenting, and emotions. Meetings are held to discuss and resolve these interdependent issues without involving the courts. Divorcing parties retain greater control over both the process and the outcome of their divorce.
Collaborative divorce is becoming increasingly popular among couples after their marriage ends.
Each spouse in a collaborative divorce hires a lawyer. Lawyers and spouses sit down to discuss matters.
Professionals from other fields are often brought in to offer their perspectives. Psychologists, financial neutrals, and divorce coaches all fall into this category.
At the Hache Law Firm, our trained collaborative divorce lawyers can help. Contact us today if you want to know more about pursuing a collaborative divorce.
When our clients sit down and resolve issues, they can reduce the cost of divorce as well as the impact on their children. They can also take control of crucial issues in a collaborative divorce.
The process is also more private since pleadings and motions will not appear in an embarrassing court file. They can also make their own decisions instead of waiting for a judge.
The success of collaborative divorce depends on the willingness of the parties to communicate. As the parties sit across the table from each other, their attorneys assist them in resolving their disagreements. With the Hache Law Firm, you can expect straightforward representation in collaborative divorce that works for your family’s benefit.
We use mediation techniques and other alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve disputes quickly and effectively for our clients. With these practical solutions, families can save money and reduce stress during a divorce.
There is also the option of mediation for parties to consider. Mediation is a process in which the parties sit together with a neutral mediator (and in contrast to collaborative law, there is usually no attorney present). Mediators facilitate discussions between parties so that agreements can be reached.
Unlike litigating a conflict, where court calendars set the timeline, mediation works on the clients’ schedules, which is just one more way that mediation suits the clients’ pace and not the mediator’s calendar.
Multiple sessions can often eventually lead to an agreement outside of court.
If you are interested in mediation or other methods of alternative resolutions, contact us today.
You can schedule a confidential consultation by contacting us online today. The Hache Law Firm is equipped to handle cases of divorce & separation, child custody, child & spousal support, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and alternative dispute resolution. Don’t hesitate to contact the Hache Law Firm today if you want guidance through a holistic divorce.