Collaborate law divorce is a type of divorce where both parties and their attorneys work together to negotiate the terms of the divorce. Unlike divorce litigation, collaborative law divorce is much less adversarial. Both spouses hire their own lawyers, agree to resolve their divorce out of court, and act in good faith.
Collaborative law divorces can also involve interdisciplinary teams, which can include all or some combination of the following:
- Coaches for the spouses
- Real estate appraisers
- Mental health professionals, such as child psychologists
- Forensic accountants
- Valuation specialists
- Financial experts
What Are the Benefits of a Collaborative Law Divorce?
Collaborative law divorce has several benefits, especially when compared to divorce litigation. The following are a few of the benefits of collaborative law divorce:
- Save Money – Because all parties are working together, and there isn’t the usual drawn out back and forth or formal process that comes with handling a divorce through the court, collaborative law divorce can allow divorcing couples to save money. However, the savings are contingent on the parties reaching a divorce settlement during the collaborative law process.
- Save Time – Unlike divorce litigation, a collaborative law divorce doesn’t have to work around the court’s schedule. Instead, the divorcing couple and their lawyers determine how quickly or slowly the process goes. This can result in the parties reaching a quicker resolution than they would if they handled their divorce in court.
- Less Stressful – The purpose of collaborative law divorce is to limit the pain and emotional damage that spouses and their children can go through during a contentious divorce process. Unlike divorce litigation, divorcing spouses aren’t put in an adversarial position. Instead, the collaborative law process allows the spouses to work together, along with their attorneys and interdisciplinary teams, to reach a mutually beneficial divorce agreement.
Speak with Our Collaborative Law Divorce Attorneys Today
Our legal team at Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa has years of experience practicing collaborative law. Collaborative law divorce has enabled us to help several divorcing couples avoid the stressful, costly, and time-consuming divorce litigation process and instead amicably resolve their divorce out of court. If you’re interested in learning more about collaborative law divorce, or you and your ex are ready to try it out, contact us now.
To schedule a confidential consultation with our experienced collaborative law divorce lawyers in Miami-Dade, give us a call at (305) 853-9161 or contact us online today.