Collaborative divorce is a new way of parting ways in Wisconsin. It is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) modality that more and more people are choosing. Collaborative divorce is often less contentious and stressful, and can be an effective route to resolving disputes and ending the marriage without ending the relationship. This is especially beneficial when children are involved.
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Collaborative divorce works just the way it sounds: the parties work together to understand the issues and come to agreements. This involves meetings and collaboration between the client and the attorneys as well as the attorneys with one another.
Family law attorneys experienced in collaborative divorce understand that by working together the whole process is easier, less stressful and much more effective than a long, drawn-out court battle. To best represent the client’s interest, financial advisers, child specialists, divorce coaches and other professionals are called upon to offer accurate assessments.
Collaborative divorce is unique because the parties agree not to resort to the court to resolve their property division, child custody and support issues. The attorneys and divorcing couple agree in writing that if they cannot resolve their disputes without going to court, then both lawyers will withdraw from the case.
If your marriage just is not working, but you and your spouse want to work things out and stay on good terms, a collaborative divorce may be the right choice. Collaborative divorce recognizes there must be a better way to go through the divorce process than what is generally involved in a traditional divorce.
Many people assume that a collaborative divorce is going to be more expensive because there are experts involved. However, this is not necessarily the case. There is truth to the notion of saving time and money by doing things right the first time. This is especially true of collaborative divorce.
By working with experienced professionals who go through the process detail by detail, there are no surprises by the end of the process. Those who choose collaborative divorce rarely end up in court for post-judgment modifications.
If you would like to discuss your situation with an experienced and caring family law attorney at our Waukesha law firm, contact D'Angelo & Grabow, LLP to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us and schedule an appointment to discuss your options. We service clients in Waukesha and the surrounding Wisconsin communities.