Divorce does not always have to be a contentious and emotionally divisive process. In fact, for many couples who are committed to resolving their divorce amicably, which is ideal especially when children are involved, there are alternative routes to the traditional courtroom divorce battle. At the law offices of The Colwell Law Group, LLC, our Albany collaborative divorce lawyer can help you to understand the benefits of a collaborative divorce, and how to settle your divorce while protecting your interests and emotions.
What Is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative divorce is one of the newest forms of alternative dispute resolution, and seeks to settle a divorce without going to court. In a collaborative divorce, both parties agree to approach divorce resolution amicably and with an open mind, and the process is very client, child (if involved), and family-centric. Essentially, each party in the divorce will be represented by their own attorney, but rather than just talking with their own attorney, the parties will work together to find a resolution that works for everyone. Collaborative divorce is often praised as being superior to traditional divorce because it is less expensive, less contentious, and puts power in the divorcing couple’s hands.