A collaborative divorce is one in which a couple hires attorneys, solely for the purpose of settling the case. Generally, a team of professionals assists the couple in dividing their assets, creating a parenting plan, and working together to come to an amicable resolution of any outstanding issues. In addition to the attorneys, the other professionals may include a financial advisor, child specialist, and/or therapist.
It can be extremely helpful, especially for couples that have minor children, to start off their new lives in a cooperative manor. These individuals tend to be happier in the long term. It is also best for the children to be able to have both of their parents at all of their games, school events, birthdays, and big life events, without having to worry about conflict.
If you are interested in learning more about the collaborative divorce process, contact our office at (586) 264-3756.