Top Seven Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

Ending a marriage is stressful enough without a litigious divorce process. That’s why more and more people are opting to sidestep the high drama of the courtroom and opt for a collaborative divorce instead. Collaborative law encourages all parties to work together to resolve their dispute. Rather than each side trying to “win” everyone’s goal is to find a compromise that is suitable for all parties involved. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to choose a collaborative divorce over the alternatives:

1. Control

Why would you leave important decisions about your future up to a stranger in a black robe, or even a neutral party like a mediator? When you choose collaborative divorce, you maintain some control. You get to leave your fingerprints on the outcomes, so to speak.

2. Co-parenting

In the eyes of collaborative law, communication is greater than conflict. This is healthier for you and healthier for your children. If you share kids with the person you are divorcing, you will have to continue to work with them to raise them. Collaborative law sews seeds of good communication rather than seeds of animosity.

3. Efficiency

In general, collaborative divorce wraps up much more quickly than a court case. It can be flexible and work with your schedule, making it more efficient.

4. Cost

Collaborative divorce is far less expensive than traditional litigation. The speed of the process causes your legal fees to be much lower.

5. Informality

For some, the formality of court can be overwhelming. If you’re confused about feeling out of your element in the courtroom, you may feel more comfortable seeking a collaborative divorce. The comfort will likely lead you to be more expressive about your goals, which leads to a better outcome, too.

6. Privacy

Court cases become a matter of public record and collaborative law cases do not. Divorce can expose sensitive information and if you have concerns about keeping it out of the public eye, collaborative law is the way to go.

7. Support

With collaborative law, you have several professionals to support you in different ways. There will be a mental health professional as well as a financial professional there to offer help. 

Getting Started

If you think collaborative divorce may be right for you and you want to learn more or you’re ready to get started, the McCracken Kuhn Marks PLLC team is here to help! Contact us to get the ball rolling.

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McCracken Kuhn Marks PLLC was founded by Attorneys Joanna McCracken, Irwin Kuhn, and Demi Marks with the goal of approaching family law in a new and innovative manner.

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