Couples dealing with separation or divorce have a choice of processes to use in order to deal with the issues that arise. The couple can choose whether to engage in the litigation process which is often contentious and leads to bitter feelings, or to work in another process such as mediation, collaborative law, or some other form of alternative dispute resolution. In the collaborative process attorneys, mental health providers and financial professionals work with the clients to help them reach mutually acceptable agreements.
Collaborative professionals and Collaborative Practice may benefit families facing most family law matters. Collaborative Practice can help separating and divorcing couples, as well as parents who have never married. Collaborative Practice can be used to help resolve issues involved in separation and divorce, children’s matters, allocation of financial resources including the couple’s property and matters of financial support for themselves and their children.
Divorcing couples have a choice of processes to use in order to deal with the issues involved in a separation and divorce. The couple can choose whether to engage in the litigation process which is often contentious and leads to bitter feelings, or to work together with the aid of attorneys, mental health providers and financial professionals to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute resolution process designed to allow spouses to work through the issues in a cooperative manner while employing legal and other professionals whose job it is to help the couple arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement.
When parents separate they will need to deal with the custody of their children. This is so both when the parents are married and when they have never been married. It also applies when the parents never lived together. Simply put, decisions need to be made concerning where the children are at any given time, who is responsible for providing their care and how important decisions are to be made about the children. Decisions will also need to be made when the children’s or the parents’ situations change necessitating a modification of the already set in arrangements. When the parents cannot decide this themselves, they can benefit from the help of collaborative professionals.
When parents separate one of the most important decisions they will have is how they will support their children. With the help of collaborative attorneys, coaches and financial neutrals, they can come to a mutually agreeable decision. If circumstances change, these same collaborative professionals can help them modify the support.