The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

If you're facing a divorce, you may find yourself worrying about the future. Specifically, the months and months of frustration ahead of you as you fight your way through the courts, battling over child custody, property division, alimony payments, and all of the other little arguments that take place in divorce proceedings. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. In a lot of modern divorces, the spouses are just looking to reclaim their lives and move on. If you're one of these people, you may want to consider a collaborative divorce.

The collaborative divorce has a lot of inherent advantages over traditional litigious divorces. As you probably know, a collaborative divorce is one in which both partners work together to create a fair, equitable, and personal divorce agreement, which is a series of compromises worked out by the spouses and their attorneys. Naturally, such a divorce has many upsides, including:

  • Duration. The collaborative divorce eschews the long, drawn-out court battles of traditional divorce proceedings, allowing you and your former spouse to move on much quicker.
  • Expense. Because there are fewer court fees, fewer legal fees (because the process is so much quicker), and fewer expert fees (since experts are hired jointly), you can end up saving a lot of money over other kinds of divorce.
  • Fairness. Because the terms of the divorce are tailor-made by and for the people actually getting a divorce, there's a lot more built-in equity to the process. Studies show that couples who had collaborative divorces are much more likely to stick to the terms of the divorce than are couples who had a court make all the decisions for them.

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If you and your spouse are looking to move on with your lives without the vicious courtroom antics of the usual divorce proceedings, a collaborative divorce may be the perfect thing. For more information about how to obtain one, contact the San Diego divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646.

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