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Collaborative Divorces Versus Traditional Divorces

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So, you have decided to get divorced; however, traditional divorces have the reputation for being stressful and difficult processes. Depending on the circumstances that have made you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, lots of emotions, such as hate, anger and frustration, may be running extra high.

Typically, both spouses hire lawyers in order to protect his or her entitlements and rights. Negotiations during a divorce can quickly get out of hand. They may even become a total standoff as each party tries to gain as much as possible, without giving anything up. As a result, by the time the divorce case actually gets heard in court, there is already so much hate, animosity and discontent between the parties. 

For the reasons above, traditional divorces are slowly becoming a thing of the past. In Florida, collaborative divorces have been becoming very popular, due to the system’s distinct tactics used to handle disagreements and other conflicts in divorce cases. 

What Makes A Collaborative Divorce Different? 

The main emphasis of a collaborative divorce is reaching a fair settlement. Therefore, each of the parties think that they are being treated equally and feel as if their ex-spouse is working together with them to reach shared interests and common goals. The parties try to resort to negotiation as a way of settling their differences.

The system was created to be as non-adversarial as possible and keeps the case out of court. Although you have to go to a final hearing in front of a judge. But the final hearing is quick, because all of the decisions regarding your children and finances have already been jointly determined by both spouses.

Traditional divorces have a reputation for being very costly. Collaborative divorces are a way to save some money, because they avoid litigating your case in court. Trials are extremely costly, and that is not even considering all of the motions, discovery and other hearings. Also, all the energy and time that go into a traditional adversarial divorce process.

In a collaborative divorce more energy goes into finding creative and productive solutions. Two people working together to solve a conflict are much more likely to find an answer, than two people fighting out their divorce in the courtroom. This may save you and your ex from having a lot of negative emotions and hate towards each other, which is especially good when children are involved. 

It is worth mentioning that the collaborative family law method can be used in other kinds of family law cases, such as child support and time-sharing.

Don’t Hesitate to Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney 

The Law Offices of Steve W. Marsee can help you decide whether or not a collaborative divorce is right for you.  We will advise you of your rights and remain on your side.

Since divorces can be frustrating and stressful, we encourage you to contact an attorney as soon as possible. It is crucial that you choose a qualified attorney to provide you with the best results.

The experienced Orlando divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Steve W. Marsee are here to assist you successfully obtain a divorce. You can count on our qualified team to aggressively represent your interests. Call today at 407-521-7171 or contact us online to discuss your collaborative divorce in more detail.

Resource:

floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/the-collaborative-law-process-rules-this-is-how-we-do-it/

https://www.marseelaw.com/divorcing-a-spouse-with-a-mental-health-disorder/

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