What is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative divorce is an alternative to the traditional Wisconsin divorce or “going to court.” Fighting it out in court is often a process some people find unappealing. You may feel the adversarial process is not right for you or your family. Luckily, there is another option available.
The collaborative divorce requires that each party retain a specially trained attorney and other collaborative professionals (financial specialist, child specialist, etc.) as needed. These professionals work side by side with you in a cooperative, non-adversarial process to achieve one goal: a mutually acceptable agreement.
The four basic principles at the heart of the collaborative process:
- Written agreement not to litigate in court
- Withdrawal of attorneys if either party chooses to litigate
- Open and complete exchange of information
- Negotiations taking into account the priorities of all family members
Is the Collaborative Process Right for Me?
Are you looking for a low conflict approach to your divorce? Are you most focused on what is best for your family as a whole rather than what the law says you are entitled to? Would you rather control the process, rather than the courts or the attorneys? If the answer to these questions is “yes,” this process may be for you.
You can also find more information at www.collaborativelaw.com.