If you are thinking about getting a divorce, you have probably already heard about how difficult the process can be on an emotional level. We do not want to rehash all of those things that you have already considered. Instead, we like to focus on providing our Kentucky readers and clients with solutions. With that goal in mind, we want to take this opportunity to introduce you to the collaborative law approach to divorce.
Before going further, you should understand that a collaborative law divorce is not for everyone. In marriages that have an unbalanced power dynamic, the process may not yield the results you want. This means that if one or both spouses are particularly hostile to one another, litigation may be the best choice. Additionally, if domestic violence is a factor, collaborative divorce may not work.
The best candidates for a collaborative law divorce are spouses with a mutual interest in the spirit of cooperation. These spouses are prepared to enter into negotiations with a shared goal of resolving any problems related to divorce outside of the courtroom. Examples of these problems include support, property disputes and child custody.
Collaborative divorce can benefit all parties in several ways, such as:
— Protects privacy
— Gives spouses more control over the outcome
— Reduces stress and hostility
— Provides a faster resolution
— Promotes a team approach
We urge you to give all of the available divorce solutions appropriate consideration before you choose a path. You should also talk about your options with an experienced family law attorney. In the meantime, please read more about divorcing in Kentucky by browsing our blog and our website.