Divorce is an incredibly emotional time for everyone involved in the family. While divorcing couples may see divorce as the end of the relationship, they are not the only ones who will be affected. Children, siblings, and other family members and friends are likely to face a range of emotions, from sadness to anger to anxiety.
Divorce can be a painful and confusing time. Even knowing what to say to your spouse or partner can feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are professionals who are trained to navigate the often complex legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce. Collaborative Practice family law attorneys are trained to help you reach outcomes that are fair for you and your child(ren) while protecting your financial interests. Collaborative practice allows you to retain control over the decisions that affect your life without going to court.
Collaborative family law, abbreviated as CBF, is also known as collaborative practice. The collaborative practice family law is an alternative to the traditional adversarial process used in most Family Court cases. Collaborative practice family law is centered around a process of negotiation rather than litigation.
A collaborative law process is a negotiation and settlement process where both parties retain attorneys. A participant in this process agrees to work with their attorneys to reach a settlement that is different from the court process. Since the participants’ attorneys help mediate the process, the collaborative process also saves time and money.
Collaborative divorce is a voluntary process designed to resolve conflict in a peaceful way. In collaborative practice, the spouses, as well as their attorneys, sign an agreement stating that they will not be involved in litigation during the divorce process and that they will not seek the court’s assistance in resolving any issues related to divorce.
Collaborative practice is a non-litigation, cooperative divorce process. It’s a way for couples to work through their divorce issues on their own, without going to court. The collaborative divorce process encourages the spouses to work together to resolve their issues. The Collaborative Divorce Process also puts the spouses in charge of all the decisions. The spouses work together to create an agreement. The attorneys are not involved in the agreement – the spouses decide what will be in it. They work with the attorneys to draft the agreement. This allows the spouses to discuss and compromise on issues rather than be directed by their attorneys, which often results in more mutual agreements.