The adversarial process of divorce traditionally practiced in the courts can have a negative impact on divorcing spouses, their children, and even extended family. If you’re thinking about ending your marriage but would like to minimize unnecessary conflict, Collaborative Divorce may be an attractive option for clients in or around Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio.
In the collaborative process, both parties agree to resolve all matters at issue jointly. They are aided in this process by their respective attorneys, both of whom ideally will be well trained in the Collaborative Divorce. Before the process begins, both parties must sign an agreement stating that they will abide by the rules of the Collaborative Divorce Process until the end of their marriage is finalized.
The divorcing parties, with their attorneys, and sometimes other qualified professionals, will work together to determine the best course of action for their family after the marriage ends. The goal of Collaborative Divorce is to arrive at a mutually beneficial post-marital arrangement through open, honest discussions.
Family lawyer John Heilbrun has been practicing Collaborative Divorce since 2001. During that time, he has helped many couples end their marriages more peacefully and successfully using this process. Parties who decide on a Collaborative Divorce often find the process beneficial for a number of reasons:
- The emphasis on cooperation over conflict can help the parties talk through and resolve the difficult issues that arise when a marriage is ending;
- Rather than having the court resolve these difficult issues, the parties can retain control over the outcome and resolve the issues in ways that will work best for the parties and their children;
- The process discourages underhanded activity by requiring both parties to give full disclosure of information relevant to the end of the marriage
- If children are involved, the parties can lay the groundwork for a cooperative relationship after the marriage is over
To find out whether collaborative divorce might be right for you, please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun or call 513-321-3940 to schedule an initial appointment. Mr. Heilbrun serves clients in or around Lebanon.