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Why collaborative law may be right for your divorce

When you make the decision to pursue a divorce from your spouse, it may feel like the end of a long and emotionally charged journey. That's because you may have struggled with all sorts of feelings in reaching your decision ranging from sadness and anxiety to guilt and, ultimately, relief.

It's important to understand, however, that this is actually only the first part of a decidedly longer journey, as you will still have to go through the divorce itself as well as the process of adjusting to a new life.

However, the good news -- as least as it pertains to the actual divorce -- is that you can have a much-needed roadmap on your long journey thanks to the collaborative law process.

How exactly does this work?

The simple reality is that when a couple decides to resolve their divorce through the courts, the process often becomes very embittering and very divisive -- even for those couples who initially parted on relatively good terms. This, in turn, can serve to prolong the process and drive up costs as the former couple fights over the majority of issues with no real rhyme or reason.

In the collaborative law process, however, a divorcing couple is not only guided by established ground rules, but also provided with a roadmap setting forth how their constructive discussions overseen by a neutral third party will unfold. This, in turn, will help facilitate both a constructive dialogue and mutually acceptable resolution of the aforementioned legal matters.

In light of this reality, those divorcing couples who are able to communicate reasonably well may want to give serious consideration to pursuing collaborative divorce over divorce litigation, as it can save them time and money, while sparing their family unnecessary trauma.

In our next post, we'll take a more in-depth look at what the collaborative law process actually entails. In the meantime, please visit our Collaborative Law page to learn more. 

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