Collaborative law is a growing movement in divorce options. People are learning about the benefits of avoiding litigation and turning to Collaborative Divorce as an alternative. Collaborative Divorce is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution where a couple works together to come to an agreement on the marital issues left unresolved. Once complete, they will be left with a Separation Agreement that can be used to file for divorce. Especially when a family is at stake, cooperation has never been more important. Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is honored to be a legal resource to clients who wish to avoid the pitfalls of litigation. Our firm can act as representation to guide you through the process, negotiate on your behalf, and help you achieve your goals of mitigating the effects of divorce on you and your family. If you need an effective Sussex County Collaborative Divorce Attorney, contact Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC for a consultation.
What is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative Divorce is a method of resolving marital issues without the need to go to court and engage in an emotional battle in a public forum. If you are willing to work out your differences with your spouse for the betterment of the family and the future, Collaborative Law may be a right choice for you.
With the help of individual attorneys and a team of professionals, a couple can quickly and efficiently discuss, negotiate, and resolve all marital issues, including spousal support, property distribution, child custody, child support, and other relevant issues.
The attorneys are fully engaged in the process. Each attorney and their clients will sign a Participation Agreement stating that they are committed to the process. To ensure that the attorneys don’t push their client towards litigation, neither can represent their client in court if the process doesn’t work.
Aside from the attorney, there is a team of neutral professionals on hand, if the couple wishes, to guide the process, including the collaborative divorce coach, financial specialist, and child specialist. These third parties and the attorneys will do everything possible to make the process a success.
The benefits of Collaborative Divorce
The Collaborative Divorce process comes with many benefits to the couple. For one, and probably the most prominent benefit to the process, is the time and money saved. Litigation is expensive. With attorneys engaged in days of preparation for trial and court costs that escalate over time, a court case can cost a couple a lot of money. By agreeing to work on marital issues outside of court, much of that preparation and court fees are gone. Secondly, when a couple goes to court, many of the issues that directly impact their lives are decided on by a judge who can only act on the facts at hand. When a couple engages in Collaborative Divorce, they retain more control over their future, making the outcome more bearable. Thirdly, Collaborative Divorce is a confidential process. With that in mind, couples who go through the process can openly and honestly talk about issues without the fear of a public forum. Lastly and probably one of the most important benefits is the minimized impact of divorce on the family. A court case can take a serious toll on the lives of the divorcing couple and the children witnessing the split. When a couple works together, their children do not see the emotionally-charged fight often seen in court, they model healthy dispute resolution, and sometimes, the couple can forge a new relationship built on cooperation, making future parenting easier and more positive.
Contact a Sussex County Collaborative Law Attorney
Working towards a common goal is an important option to consider. Collaborative Divorce is a great way for a couple to resolve their legal matter and move on to a better life, unburdened by the financial and emotional toll of litigation. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss this matter further, please reach out to Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC.