Wesley Chapel Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
Your worst fears about divorce may not be true. Not every divorce ends up being dramatically argued in the courtroom, as portrayed in movies and on TV. In fact, it is entirely possible to work through most or all of your divorce matters in a non-contentious, compromising manner. While nearly all divorcing spouses have disagreements, these can be solved through the collaborative divorce process, which saves you time, money, and stress. Here at The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane, our Wesley Chapel collaborative divorce lawyers have assisted countless clients reach highly desirable property division, child custody, and child support agreements without setting foot in a courtroom.
The Collaborative Divorce Process
Our attorneys are more than prepared to take your divorce before a judge if necessary. In order for a divorce attorney to be effective, he or she must be a skilled litigator. However, litigation should be saved as a last resort, because there are much better methods of achieving the results you are looking for than going to court. An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses end up agreeing on all terms—they probably did not start out in agreement, but with months of back and forth discussion, and mediation, they found a solution they could both be content with. Collaborative divorce works as such: each party hires their own attorney. The spouses, with their attorneys, work toward solutions by communicating with one another. Communication, as well as understanding, is key in a collaborative divorce. According to the American Bar Journal, the lack of “discovery,” which is time intensive and expensive, is also a big reason why so many couples are choosing collaborative divorces. In order for collaboration to be successful, neither spouse can hide anything from the other. Next, he issues that the spouses cannot come to an agreement on are taken to mediation, which is run by a neutral third party. Usually, an agreement is made here. If the spouses, along with their attorneys, cannot come to an agreement in meditation, next steps must be taken to dissolve the marriage, and going to court may be necessary. However, in most cases this can be avoided.
Keys to a Successful Collaborative Divorce
- A willingness to reach a solution with the other party;
- Communication; and
- Ability to compromise.
If you believe that you or the other party can make the above accommodations, collaborative divorce may be the right choice for you.
Contact a Wesley Chapel Collaborative Divorce Lawyer Today
A collaborative divorce will save you time, money, and stress. It will result in faster distribution of assets so you can move on with your life. It is private, unlike a contested divorce that is on the public record. Most importantly, 75 percent of collaborative divorce clients are satisfied with the results, according to surveys. Contested divorce clients have a much lower satisfaction rate. To get started with the collaborative divorce process today, we encourage you to reach out to the Wesley Chapel collaborative divorce attorneys at The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane at 352-567-0055.