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The benefits of collaborative divorce, Part 2

Divorces are accomplished in a variety of ways. You can file for divorce and hire attorneys. You can try to settle it with lawyers. You can hire a mediator and you can try collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is a process by which you, your ex-spouse and your attorneys work together to arrive at an amicable solution. As discussed previously, this post will review some of the benefits associated with collaborative divorce.

Collaborative divorces provide more flexibility than a traditional confrontational divorce. The flexible approach allows you to take advantage of the benefits without surrendering the need for litigation, if necessary.

Collaborative divorce allows you to save time and this, in turn, saves money. Collaboration encourages the free exchange of information which reduces the need to wait for courts to issue decisions regarding disclosures and arguments. You can cut out the judge and negotiate directly.

Moreover, collaboration allows you to create an open dialogue to resolve post-divorce disputes. These conflicts will arise; you cannot completely sever ties. One spouse might pay support to the other, or you may share custody of your children. These ongoing relationships create the possibility for dispute. Collaborative divorce encourages parties to maintain an open dialogue as a vehicle to address these disputes.

Finally, you remain in control of the negotiation process. You are not subject to review by a judge, so you can find a solution that works for you. Control over the process is invaluable for many people and allows you to remain engaged and informed.

Collaborative divorce can drastically lower the cost of divorce while retaining the protection of a lawyer. An attorney can review the settlement to ensure that you are receiving a fair deal and that all issues are properly settled. The reason many divorces spiral out of control is because parties do not adequately address all of the issues. An experienced attorney can identify these problems and settle them before they become a problem.

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