Bristol County Divorce Attorney Examines a Collaborative Divorce

Bristol County Divorce Attorney Examines a Collaborative Divorce

As an experienced Bristol County Divorce Attorney, clients often come to me and ask how a collaborative divorce works in Massachusetts.

  • The two parties and two attorneys will come forward with an agreement they cannot litigate the case; they want to arrive at an amicable agreement.
  • The parties have to sign a contact, stating that they will not go to litigation.
  • If the Collaborative Law Process breaks down, the parties have to obtain new lawyers, which can discourage the process.
  • The terms Collaborative means exactly what it says; Investigators, bankers, attorneys, mental health professionals, and other parties have to collaborate to resolve all issues.
  • A tax analysis may have to be done┬áto come up with an allocation to determine what should be alimony, and what should be child support.
  • A Collaborative Divorce is generally more expensive than a regular Divorce because you have two lawyers meeting together a lot, there is no judge to determine any rulings, and you are hiring professionals to come in an collaborate.

Do you think a collaborative divorce is right for your marriage?  Contact dedicated Bristol County Divorce Attorney Cynthia Hanley to guide you.