If you are considering divorce, you may find that you are bracing yourself for what you expect to be a long, bitter and contentious process. This can make you anxious and scared, which can only make your situation that much more difficult to cope with.
However, the truth is that your divorce does not need to be this kind of divorce. In recent years, people across Tampa have avoided these ugly proceedings by instead pursuing a collaborative divorce. There are a few reasons why this type of divorce may be right for you.
To begin with, the collaborative process relies on both spouses agreeing to cooperate and work out their issues without going to court. By getting on the same page and setting expectations in this manner, both people can feel reassured that they will maintain some control over the situation.
A collaborative divorce also allows you and your soon-to-be ex to work together rather than fight against each other to resolve matters related to child custody, spousal support and property division. Not only can this keep things fairly peaceful between you two, it can also set a positive example for kids and help them see a more peaceful way of resolving complicated problems.
Collaborative divorces can also be faster and more cost-effective than courtroom divorces. This is because you will not be subjected to courtroom schedules and fees.
It is important to understand that this is not a process you need to go through alone. Both parties will have an attorney who is also committed to the collaborative process. You can also work with resources like counselors and financial advisers who can help you negotiate fair and agreeable settlements.
While this type of divorce may not be right for everyone, it can certainly be a good idea to explore this option with your attorney to learn more. In some cases, collaboration can and does work; in other cases, divorce litigation will be necessary to resolve more complicated or contentious issues.