A good breakup seems like an oxymoron, but it really doesn’t have to be. Often, when a Connecticut couple gets to the point of divorce, they’ve usually reconciled some of the negative emotions that go hand-in-hand with the process. In many of these cases, the collaborative divorce process may be the way to go.

In a collaborative divorce, each spouse has his or her own lawyer who can help iron out possible differences. It is a civil, more harmonious way of working out problems with a plus of staying far away from a court room. It’s all about communication and agreeing to the format by signing an agreement.

Honesty is not only the best policy in a collaborative divorce, but the law. Each person has to be forthcoming about the details of his or her finances and be willing to share documents. And when children are part of the scenario, the couple must agree to act in their kids’ best interests. For collaborative divorce to truly work, it has to be transparent.

Divorce is already complicated as it is. The collaborative method may take much of the stress out of a possible volatile situation. Instead of bickering, it’s more about listening and understanding the other person’s point of view, which allows each partner to retain some sense of dignity. A Connecticut attorney may be able to aid in making the divorce as painless as possible by helping the client walk away from a marriage knowing he or she has the most fair settlement possible.