Doubts And Concerns About The Collaborative Divorce Process
Facing divorce procedures can be intimidating and highly emotional. However, you have to negotiate options and agree on terms that could potentially benefit all the parties involved.
For more than 35 years, attorney John Heilbrun has supported and guided individuals through collaborative divorce in Cincinnati. His approach consists of providing personalized solutions focused on negotiation and cooperative work to help families move on.
Following are some common doubts and concerns regarding collaborative divorce that Mr. Heilbrun has answered for his Ohioan clients.
Are mediation and collaborative divorce the same?
Mediation is one aspect of collaborative divorce. At its core, this cooperative procedure starts when both parties manifest their will to engage in negotiations to reach agreements, thus eliminating any potential litigation. Sometimes, mediators may intervene during the meetings to settle a divorce.
What benefits can I expect from a collaborative divorce?
You save time, money and stress and also potentially decrease the emotional side of the procedure. Additionally, you have control of your decisions regarding your new life as a family, making the process easier for children. Collaborative divorce also represents the willingness of both parties to work on solutions that will benefit all the individuals involved.
If I choose a collaborative divorce, do I still need an attorney?
Yes. In fact, the expectation is that each party has a separate attorney, who will also be present at the meetings required. Your attorney will assist you through negotiations and represent your best interests. You may expect the participation of other neutral specialists, such as financial professionals and divorce coaches.
How is the collaborative divorce process started and what can I expect?
After both parties agree to use a collaborative process, each will hire a collaborative law attorney to represent their best interests. The future ex-spouses will sign a contract to confirm that they will not start any legal action against the other party and are willing to follow the process.
In addition, they agree to disclose information such as financial statements, taxes, assets and other relevant documentation. The process could include the involvement of other professionals to ensure the agreements are beneficial for both parties and solve any potential issue that may arise during the meetings.
Do You Have More Questions?
Call The Law Office of John Heilbrun at 513-548-5606 or fill out this secure online contact form. Discuss your options and how you can address your divorce.