Considering divorce? Consider collaborative divorce. The experienced divorce attorneys in Mt. Pleasant over at Klok Law are here to support you in each and every matter surrounding divorce; collaborative law provides an alternative to traditional divorce that avoids litigating in court. Couples and their lawyers work together during the separation and divorce process to compose legal contracts supporting separation rather than allowing the decision to be settled by a judge.
Who is involved?
Collaborative divorce will always include the couple considering divorce, as well as their respective lawyers. In some cases, other family professionals may be considered in the decision-making process, especially when children are involved. In every situation surrounding divorce, children and their well-being should be considered first. Klok Lawyers are here to help ensure that the parties that need to be involved in your collaborative divorce decision are indeed involved.
Why choose collaborative divorce?
No one wants a stranger to make decisions for them. Collaborative divorce gives you and your spouse control over the situation. You work together to reach a settlement on your own terms, and avoid the expensive costs of litigation. Not only is collaborative divorce more cost-effect for your wallet, but also for your time. Your decision will be based on mutual compromise, rather than a judge’s decision. At the end of the day, collaborative law will help to make an inevitably stressful scenario less stressful.
How does collaborative divorce work?
In collaborative law, both parties work together to compose a legally binding contract, outlining the nature and scope of the scenario that both parties agree to abide by. All parties involved must disclose all necessary information, and agree to act in good faith to work towards resolution. Lawyers specially trained in collaborative law are involved in this process, as are mental health professionals and any other experts that the parties in question deem appropriate and necessary.
If at any point the separation moves to litigation, the lawyers involved are no longer allowed to represent their clients.
What are your next steps?
- Talk with your spouse. Collaborative divorce is an excellent solution if both parties can work together to peaceably come to an agreement regarding separation. Collaborative divorce is less expensive, less time-consuming, and less stressful for your family. This does not mean that you need to agree on everything, but if you feel that a peaceful face-to-face discussion is a possibility, then collaborative divorce may be for you.
- Construct your collaborative team. First and foremost, this team includes you and your spouse. Next, would be lawyers specially trained in collaborative law. Finally, any other professional that you and your team feel will support and enhance the collaborative process. This may include divorce coaches, financial consultants, child specialists, and mental health counselors.
- Contact Klok Law. Here at Klok Law, we’re here support you in every aspect of your divorce. Call Klok Law today to speak with a partner regarding the benefits of collaborative divorce, and how collaborative divorce can help you and your family relieve some of the stresses of divorce.