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Preparing for a Collaborative Divorce

Posted on in Divorce

Wheaton divorce lawyersWhile many divorces can be stressful and contentious, the vast majority of divorces can be settled amicably by the two parties involved. When a judge becomes involved in the divorce process, the outcomes are no longer in the control of the people impacted by them the most. If you and your former spouse believe you can work through the divorce process together, a collaborative law divorce may be the right choice for you.

Collaborative divorce is a process in which couples who have elected to file for divorce, can work with their lawyers to achieve a mutually agreed upon settlement. If you and your partner want to attempt to work through the collaborative divorce process, it is important to consult with your legal team to begin preparation for the process.

Preparing for a Collaborative Divorce

In order for a collaborative divorce to work smoothly, both parties must be willing to cooperate and compromise. While speaking with your legal team, they will likely prepare you emotionally for the process. Despite the fact that these divorces can usually be settled much quicker than the standard divorce process, it is important to come into the process with a strong level of patience. Remember that this process is incredibly difficult for your former-spouse as well.

If children are involved in the decision-making process, it is crucial to work with your parenting partner to develop the best custody plan for both parents and the children. If you agree to develop a joint-custody parenting plan, the collaborative divorce process can be a helpful way to begin developing a new relationship, centered around the well-being of your children.

When a Collaborative Divorce Can Help

The collaborative divorce process is a positive alternative for many couples, for a multitude of reasons. Due to the cooperative nature of the process, couples can save time and money, avoid anxiety or stress, and have greater control of all potential outcomes. This divorce process is most commonly utilized in child custody cases.

Barring drastic circumstances, or a displayed inability to properly care for children, every parent deserves to have some form of a relationship with their children. A collaborative divorce can allow both parties to come to agreements on the allocation of parental responsibilities, visitation periods, and potential payments of child support or spousal maintenance. In the vast majority of cases, parenting partners walk away happy that they elected to settle through collaborative divorce.

Contact a Wheaton Family Law Team  

At the Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., our legal team is fully invested in protecting the well-being of our clients and their families. If you believe that collaborative divorce is the right process for your family, we are confident in our ability to guide you through that process. To schedule a meeting with a DuPage County collaborative divorce attorney, call us today at 630-462-9500.

Sources

http://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-law-outlines-collaborative-divorce-guidelines#stream/

 

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