Collaborative Law

Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to the typical adversarial divorce or dissolution actions which couples usually go through. Collaborative law helps you and your spouse resolve both property and child custody issues without going to court.

The process of collaborative divorce requires the consent of both parties involved. Both spouses hire their own attorney specially trained in the area of Collaborative Divorce. Both parties and their lawyers enter into a contract requiring them all to work together to create an agreement that suits both parties and the children. The parties agree to disclose and exchange all financial information and if necessary, utilize the expertise of financial professionals to determine the best way to split assets and debts between the parties. If are children involved, the parents and attorneys work together to decide custody, parenting, and support issues in the way that is best for the children.

Benefits of Collaborative Law Divorce:

  • You and your spouse retain control over the entire process.
  • You can focus on the settlement rather than waste time and energy arguing in the courtroom.
  • It can be less expensive and faster than traditional litigation.
  • A customized agreement that represents the issues important to everyone in your family can be reached.
  • Utilizing a mental health professional may provide an easier transition for your children at a very traumatic time in their lives.
  • You and your spouse will be able to maintain better lines of communication in the future, facilitating better parenting after the divorce.
  • You resolve your divorce with a greater degree of dignity and mutual respect.
  • Utilizing a financial professional may help maintain both parties’ finances and lead to a more secure financial future after the divorce.
  • The process is more private than traditional litigation because you are not appearing in court. This is a wonderful option for high-asset divorces, divorces involving with parties that are in the public figures.

The DO Family law attorneys are all trained in Collaborative Law and members of the Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, Inc. To find out more about Collaborative Law click here).