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A collaborative divorce is the answer to reducing stress

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2017 | Family Law

Collaborative divorces are like they sound. They are divorces where two people collaborate to come up with a fair solution to their custody arrangements and financial concerns. Collaborative divorces are, on the whole, a peaceful way to end a marriage and can be a great foundation for working together in the future if you have children.

A collaborative divorce is calmer because you don’t need to fight each other in court. Instead, you and your spouse can work together to find an amicable solution to how you divide your assets or provide for your children. Divorce is emotionally draining, but if you can work together, it has the potentially to be less so. Why else might this be the right choice for you?

It’s easier on your children

Imagine a divorce in which you and your spouse fight each other the entire way. Your children witness that behavior. Some children may copy it or try to cope by acting out. It’s stressful and unnecessary.

Collaborative divorces take a lot of the anger out of the situation, since you and your spouse can talk to one another in a safe environment. On top of that, your children don’t need to be at those meetings, so the time you spend with them can be focused on other topics.

It encourages respect

Collaborative divorces encourage respect as well. Since someone else is often there helping you through your divorce documents, having the third party present can help you avoid serious conflicts and reduce the risk of personal attacks or fights. By handling the situation as a business arrangement, you can get through it quickly and without as much anxiety or stress.

A collaborative divorce has its benefits. If you’re ready to divorce, consider this kind of a divorce and try to work together with your spouse to make it happen.

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