What is a Collaborative Divorce?
A collaborative divorce is a process where both parties and attorney(s) agree to resolve their case without involving the court. Using this process, both parties avoid expensive and time-consuming procedures. Collaborative divorce laws require that both parties disclose and exchange all information required to make fair and sensible decisions.
How to Start a Collaborative Divorce
Individuals interested in a collaborative divorce must first discuss this option with their spouse to determine if this is a feasible solution for both parties. Once both parties are in agreement, steps should be taken to become familiar with collaborative divorce law.
Hiring a collaborative divorce lawyer and meeting for a consultation is the best way to learn about the proceedings. It is important to take time during the initial consultation to discuss the priorities and goals of each party and fully understand collaborative divorce law.
What Does the First Meeting Consist of?
- Sign the agreements and authorizations
- Discuss expectations of conduct
- Discuss the stages
- Discuss court filings
- Make a plan for gathering information
- Discuss current concerns
- Schedule future meetings
What Happens if an Agreement Cannot be Reached?
If an agreement cannot be reached, the collaborative divorce lawyer must withdraw, and both parties will have to seek new attorneys to represent them in preparation for trial.
Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce
- Less stress: By using this method of divorce, both parties are willing to resolve issues outside of court.
- Less expensive: The process is less expensive because there is no financial incentive for the attorney to go forward with contested issues.
- Better communication between the parties.
- No threats of litigation.
- Professionals committed to settlement.
Collaborative divorce law creates a mutually beneficial situation in which both parties can work to reach a decision. If you and your spouse are interested in pursuing a collaborative divorce, Ramos Law Group, PLLC will assist you in locating a lawyer that specializes in this field.
Working With Us
While Ramos Law Group does not claim to be experts in the area of collaborative divorce law, we do pride ourselves on exceptional legal advice in other areas of family law, such as high net worth divorce, divorce law for men, uncontested divorce, contested divorce, spousal maintenance, child custody, and child support. Within Houston, we’ve developed a reputation as a name you can trust.
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If you find yourself confronting divorce, get in touch with us today to schedule your initial consultation.