Why Choose Collaborative Law Over Court?
Collaborative law is an alternative to the typical adversarial divorce or dissolution actions that couples usually go through. It allows you and your spouse to resolve divorce disputes, such as property division and child custody issues, without going to court.
If you and your spouse are seeking a more collaborative approach to ending your marriage, you have come to the right firm. Lead attorney Stephanie A. Dietz is an active member of the Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals Inc.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of A Collaborative Law?
In order to initiate the collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse must be in agreement. You both will also need to hire attorneys specially trained in the area of collaborative divorce. But the benefits of this approach are well worth the effort and can include the following and more:
- You and your spouse get to retain more 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.
- You can create a customized agreement that represents the most important issues for everyone in your family.
- It can allow you to incorporate a mental health professional into the process to help your children transition better.
- It can assist in keeping communication open between you and your spouse to facilitate better co-parenting in the future.
- You resolve your divorce with a greater degree of dignity and mutual respect.
- You can both enlist a financial professional to help maintain your finances, leading to a more secure financial future.
Because you do not have to appear in court, the collaborative process can afford more privacy than traditional litigation. For high–net worth individuals or public figures seeking a dissolution, this may be the best option.
Collaborative Law Divorces: Built On Mutual Trust
Collaborative divorces work because they are often built on mutual trust. Spouses typically disclose and exchange all financial information. If necessary, they may even involve financial professionals to determine the best way to split assets and debts between them. And those with children can work together to decide custody, parenting and support issues that put their children first.