Are You Considering A New York Collaborative Divorce?
Every divorce is as unique as the couple going through it. Many people facing divorce are not looking for a drawn out fight with their spouse. In fact, many people dread that part of divorce, even if they agree the marriage is over. The good news is that you can use the collaborative process in New York to amicably end your marriage.
At The Prince Law Group, LLC, our seasoned attorneys can help you determine if a collaborative divorce is right for you. With over 25 years of combined legal experience, we have helped many families find the process that works best for them.
What Makes Collaborative Divorce Different?
The collaborative law process requires a different mindset from the very beginning. You must both agree not to use litigation to solve your differences. You must agree to approach the process in good faith, being open and honest with each other in order to find a settlement that will best serve your family. Benefits of collaborative divorce include:
- Saving time and money – When you don’t have to litigate, you will save both time and money. The process goes much faster than waiting for a court date.
- Privacy – Court cases are public, but the collaborative process stays private.
- Staying in control – When you create the settlement agreement, you can emphasize those things that matter most to you. If you have children, you can tailor your parenting plan to your family’s needs.
Collaborative divorce emphasizes the well-being of all parties, including any children involved. We often employ mental health professionals to help our clients work through the emotional aspects of their divorce and make healthy, positive decisions for themselves and their children. We still look out for your legal rights to make sure you are cared for in the future.
Should You Use Collaborative Divorce Or Mediation?
Even if you and your spouse can’t agree to use the collaborative process, you can still avoid litigation and enjoy some of the benefits of working out your own agreement. Mediation is a useful tool to work through items you disagree on, while still controlling the process and the outcome.
Perhaps you agree on most items but have a sticking point regarding retirement income or alimony. Mediation can help you overcome that hurdle and complete your settlement agreement. The collaborative process often employs mediation, but anyone can use it during their divorce.
Find Out More
If you are not sure what the right path is for your divorce, we are happy to help you make that decision during your initial consultation. Contact our Westchester office by calling 914-930-2982 or reaching out through our online form.