Collaborative Divorce: Helping Couples Work Together
Traditional divorce can involve a brutal fight that creates a lifetime of animosity and division. Some of the wounds suffered in a divorce never completely heal, keeping the spouses from moving on with their lives. In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of alternative solutions that help divorcing couples work through their differences together.
One such solution is collaborative divorce. In a collaborative divorce, both spouses and their attorneys sign an agreement stating that they are committed to working through all of the disputes in the divorce and reaching an agreement without going to court. If agreement cannot be reached on all points, all four parties walk away. The spouses must retain new attorneys and start over.
One of the biggest benefits of collaborative divorce is that both spouses have an equal say in every decision that is made with regard to child custody and support, property division, grandparents' rights and all other issues. Agreements negotiated through collaboration tend to be more closely adhered to by both spouses. In addition, the entire process typically goes more quickly and can be more cost effective.
Working For A Positive Result In Every Case
Collaborative divorce matters can still become quite contentious at times, and it is important to work with an attorney who can keep the process moving forward without jeopardizing the progress of the negotiations. At Parranto & Applegate in Santa Rosa, California, we help clients in all areas of family law. We can help you resolve your disputes and find a solution that works for everyone.
While this is a collaborative process, we are committed to helping our client obtain the most favorable possible result. We will fight aggressively to protect your interests and work to ensure that every decision is fair. Once all of the disputes have been settled, we can help you prepare the divorce agreement and file it with the court.
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Contact our office today to discuss your collaborative divorce questions with a lawyer. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at (707) 573-8868 or via email.