When a couple comes to the realization that their marriage is no longer working, it may be time to start talking about the different options for divorce. There are several methods of divorce and of course, some work better for certain couples than they do for others. Some couples may not be able to resolve any contested matters for themselves, and therefore may want to have a litigated divorce that takes place in a courtroom. However, in an effort to avoid going to court, many couples are choosing to get divorced through methods of alternative dispute resolution. One form of alternative dispute resolution is referred to as “collaborative divorce.”
When a couple does choose to go the route of a collaborative divorce, they will work with several different experts to resolve matters of child support, spousal support, child custody, the division of assets, and other outstanding issues. The collaborative divorce team typically includes professionals such as a financial professional, a child specialist if the couple has children together, each spouse’s attorney, a collaborative coach, and whoever else the couple chooses to involve.
Once all matters are resolved, the attorneys will draft a separation agreement that is presented to the court for the divorce. If you are considering divorce options, contact us today.
If you require compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance for a matter of divorce, family or estate law, please contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley today. Our firm proudly serves clients in Mansfield, Massachusetts and throughout Bristol County.