Why is that, many ask? Because if two people could settle their divorce quickly and easily, they might not be getting divorced in the first place.
Many married couples have a hard time compromising and understanding each other during the marriage. Then, when divorce proceedings begin, matters can often get worse.
Now, there can be hard feelings. Individuals can be upset. They may feel betrayed. This makes communication harder than it even was before. So, how can settlement take place in such a scenario?
This is the case for collaborative divorce. In collaborative divorce, both parties want to settle. They are working to reach an agreement out of court. But they know that this is going to take work. They know that this isn’t easy. They know it will take time. And they know that they need the help of professionals because they are not capable of doing it on their own.
Collaborative divorce offers the hope of settlement where it might not be there otherwise. Both parties have attorneys on a limited scope representation — where the attorneys are committed to helping the parties settle. Otherwise, they cannot be litigation attorneys if settlement negotiations break down and litigation commences.
Collaborative lawyers are generally members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”). They are trained in both mediation and collaborative practice. And, in most areas, only a limited numbers of attorneys are members of the IACP.
Parties also get the assistance of professionals like a divorce coach, financial neutral and a child custody professionals. These professionals can help the parties reach creative solutions to forge a settlement.
Settlement is preferable for most parties. But settlement is not always easy. This is the case for collaborative practice.
To find out more about collaborative divorce, you can go to Collaborative Divorce Representation or call 1-855-805-0595.