Collaborative Divorce Is A Peace Alternative To Traditional Divorce
Divorce under the best of circumstances can be a difficult process, as you and your spouse are ending your legal relationship it can cause a great deal of emotional and financial strain on you and your family. Traditional divorce practices compound these stresses by placing you in an adversarial position against your spouse, further cementing the rift between you and increasing the toll that the process will take on you and your loved ones. This is not the only solution though.
Our office represents clients who wish to have a collaborative divorce. A collaborative divorce differs from traditional divorce in that it allows for both spouses to participate in an amicable and cooperative process that places an emphasis on peacefully unwinding your assets. You and your spouse can focus on creating an agreeable plan for what happens to specific assets as well as on other related matters such as child custody.
At Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda Attorneys At Law, we are a family law and criminal defense law office that provide clients with effective legal representation in these cases, negotiating on your behalf with your spouse and their attorney to promote the peaceful resolution of your divorce. Our partner Amanda Jacobsen is a certified family law mediator who is adept at collaborative divorce cases.
A Less Painful Separation For Your Family
There are a few important differences between a traditional divorce and a collaborative divorce. The process will begin with you, your spouse, and your attorneys signing a collaborative law participation agreement agreeing to the good faith execution of the process. This will outline the obligations of honesty and cooperation that both parties need to abide by. A collaborative divorce takes place entirely outside of a courtroom, so your private affairs will not be subject to public scrutiny. You will also be able to settle related issues to your divorce, such as child custody and visitation, spousal support, and child support so long as they abide by the law.
Collaborative divorces are also much less costly than traditional divorce, as your legal fees will be much lower because you will resolve the divorce faster outside of court. Many couples chose this option because it is much easier for their families and especially for children to avoid putting unnecessary stress on them.
Speak With Our Team Today
Divorce is never easy, but with a collaborative divorce you can choose an option that will give you and your family the best chance to minimize the pain, stress and financial harm that a divorce can cause. If you would like to work with our team of skilled divorce attorneys, then give our Winter Springs office a call at 407-327-8899 to set up a virtual or in-person appointment. You can also send us a message online with a brief description of your situation.