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Signs that collaborative divorce could work for you

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2023 | Family Law

Facing the end of a marriage is emotional and difficult. If you and your spouse decide that it is time to go your separate ways, consider the benefit of a collaborative divorce. The approach is ideal for those couples looking for a peaceful resolution and no litigation.

There are a few signs that collaborative divorce could work for your case.

You already agree on the settlement

Sometimes the division of assets and the settlement agreement are clear, especially if you have a prenuptial agreement that defines everything. If you have nothing to dispute, a collaborative divorce could save time and stress.

Your split is amicable

If you and your spouse are separating on good terms, maintain an amicable relationship and can come to a mutually-agreed settlement, collaborative divorce is an ideal fit for your case. The process works well for couples who are able to talk calmly and respectfully to come to an agreement.

You are both willing to compromise

A collaborative divorce relies heavily on the ability to compromise. Unlike mediation where a single individual leads the process, collaborative divorce depends on both of you to compromise and come to an agreement. You can retain experts for guidance, recommendations and insight, but the decisions are up to you.

The idea of divorce is nearly synonymous with hostility and litigation, but it does not have to be that way. With a collaborative divorce, couples who are still able to work together can come to a settlement agreement without the contentious court battle.

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