Collaborative Divorce is a divorce process where you and your spouse work together to reach a settlement in your divorce case without going to court. The Collaborative Divorce process is beneficial because it allows you and your spouse to control the outcome of the divorce.
A Collaborative Divorce is a team effort. The other team is comprised of more than just you and your respective attorneys. The other team members are neutral experts in their fields and provide advice and options for you to consider in resolving your divorce issues. These professionals include a mental health professional and financial professional.
The mental health professional facilitates communication between you and your spouse and the rest of the team during meetings and if there are children will help you to develop your parenting plan. These professionals are also known as divorce coaches.
The financial neutral helps to find, organize, and understand your financial information. Financial neutrals also educate and help you envision and create a financial plan for the settlement and will often create post-divorce budgets for each party to consider. These professionals often carry the title of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) or accountant.
5 Benefits of Choosing Collaborative Divorce
There are many benefits to choosing to use the Collaborative Divorce process:
- Collaborative Divorce can be less expensive than other types of divorce because you are working together, and the entire process will likely be shorter than a litigated divorce.
- Collaborative process is private and is better for children.
- You and your spouse make all the decisions about your divorce, not a judge who doesn’t know about your goals and your family.
- Collaborative Team members provide advice and expertise but ultimately all decisions are made by you, the divorcing couple, who better understand your situation.
- Collaborative Divorce is a non-adversarial and goal-oriented process that preserves the relationship between the parents as they come to a settlement.
How to Get Started with a Collaborative Divorce in Florida
Anthony Diaz believes that the Collaborative Divorce process is a better way for most couples to get divorced in Florida because it allows you to stay out of court and avoid the financial and emotional turmoil that is part of an adversarial divorce. He is an experienced Collaborative Divorce attorney helping clients to navigate the Collaborative Divorce process in Orlando, Melbourne and throughout Florida.
Contact Anthony Diaz today to learn more about Collaborative Divorce and schedule your initial consultation.
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