Collaborative Divorce Attorney
Our attorneys are experienced with the collaborative divorce process and strongly believe in the great benefits that you can attain when you and your spouse make a commitment to stay out of court during your divorce. We will work with you and give our best efforts to settle your case and provide straightforward and candid advice based on our extensive experience with divorce cases.
Collaborative divorce is a process by which a married couple decides at the outset that they wish to stay out of Court and try to work out a divorce settlement cooperatively and amicably. The process begins with all parties and attorneys signing a collaborative law participation agreement. It is customary for everyone to agree that if either party decides to involve the Court; both parties’ current attorneys will be unable to represent the parties in Court. This good faith agreement can help you and your spouse to come to a resolution out of court. Staying out of court during your divorce has the following benefits:
- Likely to be significantly less expensive than a contested divorce
- You can have more control in the decision-making process
- Likely to be faster than a Contested Divorce
- Promotes well-being to you and your children
- A constructive and collaborative approach
- Opportunity to implement creative and non-traditional solutions
- Assists you and your spouse to maintain a cooperative relationship after the divorce.
Whenever possible, it is a good idea for you to stay out of court during your divorce. There are many reasons. First and foremost, once you begin litigating, your divorce attorney must not only work on settlement but must also prepare for trial, attend court conferences, and engage in any necessary motion practice. This type of time-consuming and intensive work often leads to steep and ongoing legal fees. In Collaborative Divorce, you and your attorneys are all focused on settlement. All expenses and efforts are put towards working towards an arrangement that will work for you and your family.
Additionally, Courts are overburdened with cases and it is not uncommon for divorce cases to drag on for years. A collaborative divorce where the parties and attorneys are diligent on reaching a settlement is likely to be much faster than a litigated divorce case. In addition, if you handle your divorce in a collaborative fashion, you can avoid the stress and emotional damage that comes with contested divorces. Divorce is difficult no matter what but a custody battle or contested divorce simply fosters negativity and stress. We recommend that you explore your options before jumping into divorce. The benefits of collaborative divorce as set forth above are simply too great to be ignored. For more information on the benefits of collaborative law, please click here and read the Blog post: http://danzigerlegal.wpengine.com/2016/05/15/what-is-collaborative-divorce/