Divorce has traditionally been portrayed as a vicious, hostile process. Certainly there are divorces in which parties are unable to cooperate and the proceedings must happen in a courtroom where an impartial third party makes the decisions for the couple; however, some couples wish to get divorced on their own terms, working cooperatively with their spouse to agree to the terms of their divorce. For these couples, a collaborative divorce can be a good option.
In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse do not go before a judge or work with a mediator, but you both have a divorce lawyer to:
- Protect your legal rights
- Advise you regarding what is best for you
- Assist you with making decisions about your property divison, debt, assets, and child custody and support
- Ensure paperwork is filed and that the divorce is finalized properly
In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse control the process. This type of divorce is often beneficial for a couple who remain in contact after the divorce, especially for the purpose of raising children. Working together, you and your spouse can divorce faster and probably at less expense than going to court.
If you are interested in peaceably reaching the terms of your divorce with your spouse, please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun to schedule a consultation with our experienced Hyde Park and Blue Ash divorce attorney.