Collaborative divorce is a legal process that enables couples to end their marriage amicably with the aid of their team of attorneys, counselors, mediators and other professionals (i.e. accountants, tax advisors, real estate professionals, etc.). The team works together to create a client-centered process to resolve conflict that comes with the legal termination of the relationship.
Legal Process. Attorneys will work with the couple to divide assets and debt, determine whether either party should receive spousal maintenance (alimony). If the couple has minor children born of the marriage or adopted, the process will also include developing a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the children and to determine child support (if applicable).
Emotional Support. Counselors will provide both individual and joint counseling sessions to help couples begin to address the natural emotions which typically arise during divorces. Many times emotions prevent clients from being rational, causing the case to drag on unnecessarily.
Mediation During Divorce. The couple is free to work out all issues in a manner that works from them, instead of being subject to the will of the judicial officer.
Other Professionals. Depending on each situation, the couple may also work with accountants, tax advisors, real estate professionals, and business valuators.
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