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The collaborative divorce model is a relatively new concept, which regards divorce as less of a contest to be lost or won, and more as a restructuring of a family unit. It is a way of settling the differences of a divorcing couple without going to court. Each spouse is still represented by a highly qualified divorce attorney; however, in the collaborative divorce process, the attorneys are skilled in non-adversarial reconciliation methods.
In addition to Boulder divorce attorneys representing each spouse, a team of neutral experts assists the couple in making decisions in very distinct areas of the settlement procedure. These experts can include:
These professionals are available to assist a divorcing couple in resolving every matter important to their family.
Before the process begins, the divorcing couple and their attorneys agree to negotiate in good faith toward a resolution that benefits everyone. Participants are urged to bear in mind their own needs as they relate to the family at this especially difficult time. Spouses are encouraged to openly voice their concerns about issues as they pertain to the future. Issues such as spousal support, property division, custody, and visitation are all discussed without fear or anxiety.
The collaborative divorce process minimizes conflict by settling the case without court intervention. It allows the clients to dictate the course of the proceedings by spending as much or as little time necessary to resolve their issues equitably. Both clients have a support group of neutral professionals dedicated to working cooperatively in an informal setting, without the threat of litigation looming over them.
The collaborative law process fosters an air of open and honest communication, leaving participants feeling less emotionally drained compared to the traditional litigation process. At the end of the process, you have an agreement you personally crafted to meet your family’s specific needs, while providing your children with a legacy of cooperation and compassion.
Divorce is never easy, however, Collaborative Divorce provides a fresh alternative to the traditional confrontational approach to the dissolution of a family. If the collaborative divorce process sounds like a good solution for your needs, feel free to contact our law firm. Contact the Boulder divorce attorneys at Goff & Goff today for a free initial consultation. Call us at 303-415-9688 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information.