Collaborative Divorce: Preserving Relationships And Saving Time And Money
At Tournour Law, we have been helping his clients in East Brunswick navigate divorce since 1999, benefitting from the expertise of our board-certified family law attorney, Frank Tournour. In a collaborative divorce scenario, he works hard to help you and your partner achieve long-term goals with the least amount of acrimony and financial hardship.
What Is A Collaborative Divorce?
A collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional litigated divorce or divorce mediation. Like mediation, this alternative dispute resolution process can save both time and money while reducing or even eliminating the hostility that often accompanies traditional divorce proceedings. In a collaborative divorce, each spouse and their attorneys commit to resolving their differences in a fair manner without the threat of taking the other to court. A collaborative divorce can improve communication between both parties, increasing the possibility of a healthy relationship following the divorce.
Unlike a traditional divorce where spouses and their attorneys are pitted against one another, a collaborative divorce utilizes a team approach, with everyone working together to achieve mutually agreeable resolutions.
Collaborative divorce lawyers seek mutually beneficial resolutions for both parties. Depending on your unique circumstances, a team of experts may also be utilized to address and handle a variety of concerns, including an accountant, child specialist, mental health professionals, financial planners and more.
What Are The Benefits Of A Collaborative Divorce?
A collaborative divorce offers numerous benefits over a traditional divorce. While the collaborative process may not be right for everyone, it can be extremely beneficial to both parties and any children involved. Benefits of a collaborative divorce include:
- Saves time and money for both parties by avoiding lengthy and costly court proceedings
- Spouses work together to decide on the terms of the divorce rather than having the terms dictated by a judge
- Encourages mutual respect between both parties
- Focuses on the children and their needs, protecting them from the stress of a traditional divorce and custody battle
- Personal information remains private, unlike a traditional divorce where your information becomes public domain
- Preserves each party’s financial well-being, mental health and relationships
A collaborative divorce allows couples to dissolve their marriage and work out their differences in a nonadversarial manner. A collaborative divorce offers a more cost-effective and amicable alternative to traditional divorce, which can benefit all parties involved, including children. Unlike a traditional divorce where spouses and their attorneys are pitted against one another, a collaborative divorce utilizes a team approach with everyone working together to achieve mutually agreeable resolutions.
How A Skilled Collaborative Divorce Attorney Can Help
Our experienced legal team will provide you with the support you need throughout the collaborative process and help you find mutually agreeable terms that are fair to both parties. Meetings can be scheduled at times that work for everyone without the need to wait for court dates. Working with an experienced collaborative divorce attorney will help to preserve an amicable relationship between both parties, long after the divorce, to reduce future conflict, which is beneficial for any children involved as well.
Schedule Your Personal Consultation With An Experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney
If you and your spouse would prefer an amicable separation that is less expensive and takes less time than a traditional divorce, call us at 732-913-3634 or send us an email to schedule your personal consultation. We can provide you with the support you need throughout the collaborative divorce process to achieve a mutually beneficial settlement that preserves your relationships with one another and your children, while also preserving your financial well-being so that neither party is left better or worse off than the other.