What’s the harm in trying a collaborative divorce?

No risk in trying a collaborative divorceWhen many contemplate the idea of a collaborative divorce, they wonder whether it is worth trying.  Many ask whether a settlement can really be reached in collaborative divorce?

In some cases, settlement is certainly a possibility.  In other cases, parties might have a grim view on whether settlement is possible.  They might think there is too much anger, bitterness or disagreements for settlement to even be possible.

Even in these circumstances, a question many ought to consider is what’s the harm in trying a collaborative divorce?  Why not at least try it and see if it will work?

The research shows that when parties are able to settle their divorce amicably, the likelihood of them ending up in court later on future disputes, that manifest themselves in costly motions to modify or motions for contempt, are less likely.  This is because parties are generally more willing to abide by an agreement they agreed to versus one being imposed on them by the court.

In collaborative divorce, parties both hire an attorney who is trained in collaborative law and who is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  The representation is limited scope — meaning that if the parties cannot settle, they have to hire different attorneys to file the divorce and litigate.

In many instances, collaborative divorce is really worth a shot.  Why not sit down and try to reach and agreement versus automatically going to court?  With the help of professionals like a divorce coach, financial neutral and child custody professional, many can reach a settlement where they did not think it was possible.

If it does not work, what have you lost?  In some cases, there might be domestic violence.  There could be worries that somebody is moving money or concealing assets.  There could also be imminent child custody concerns as well that might make collaborative divorce impractical.

But in many circumstances, this is not the case.  And that means, in many situations, there is no real harm in at least trying collaborative divorce before filing a petition and litigating the case.

If you are interested in a collaborative divorce, you can call Stange Law Firm, PC at 1-855-805-0595.

Author: Kirk C. Stange, Esq.

Kirk Stange is a Founding Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC.

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