Collaborative Divorce in Temecula
About Collaborative Divorce
When divorcing couples are looking for a cost-productive method of dissolving their marriage, collaborative divorce is a common recommendation. The process is effective in the following ways:
- Curtails emotions and blame in divorce
- Avoids costly court motions
- Attempts to deflect anger
- Aims to resolve all court issues to settle case
- Prevents court anxiety for couples
- Gives the opportunity to meet opposing counsel
When divorcing parties face a divorce that would normally involve motion hearings in court, couples may agree to collaborate with the assistance of their attorneys. The concept works with both parties and their attorneys advocating in a professional law office with both clients present working out issues such as child custody and spousal support matters in an effort to settle these issues outside of court.
On the downside, for some people it is difficult to meet face to face with the ex spouse especially when the break up was emotional. Additionally, the parties must be open to negotiation if there is to be bargaining and a potential settlement. The attorneys can work towards resolving the pending issues when you go in with a goal to reach settlement.
When is collaborative divorce not an option?
Some family law cases are not appropriate for this process. These are seen when one or both parties may be focused on "burning" the other party or may have been hurt to the point where he/she cannot focus on settling simple issues. This is typically the reason that causes collaborative divorce proceedings to break down or not occur at all. The ultimate case that fits the collaborative divorce is that to which both parties are amicable, not bitter towards one another, wish to co-parent their children, and move forward in their lives.
When entering into collaborative divorce, keep in mind the positive outcome that may ensue if you're willing to be open-minded and participate objectively.
Contact a Temecula divorce lawyer if you are interested in learning more about collaborative divorce.