When they separate or divorce, couples must find a way to resolve their differences on all relevant issues. Collaborative divorce is designed to minimize conflict while working toward that resolution.
For couples electing to end their marriage using a collaborative approach, their attorneys and any other professional involved, agree to make a good faith attempt to reach a mutually acceptable settlement without going to court. Working together, they strive to dissolve the marriage in a way that addresses everyone’s legal, financial, and emotional needs.
Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?
Collaborative divorce empowers spouses to dissolve their marriage with dignity, but it’s not a one size fits all option. Ideally, the participants:
- Believe it is important to protect their children from the harm of divorce litigation;
- Place high value on personal responsibility in resolving conflict;
- Are committed to achieving positive solution for the entire family;
- Want to preserve a respectful working relationship during and after the process;
- See the need to disclose full and accurate information about financial issues.
Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
- Encourages mutual respect
- Identifies and addresses interests and concerns of all
- Utilizes a problem-solving approach
- Emphasizes the needs of children
- Avoids going to court
- Keeps control of the process with the individuals
- Provides for open communication
- Prepares individuals for new lives
If you have any questions about the collaborative divorce process, please feel free to contact Loeb & Herman at (414) 272-5632 or via e-mail.