Steven E. Sufrin, Attorney at Law
An experienced divorce and family law firm in Phoenix.
Call Today (480) 947-5595

Should you collaborate instead of litigate?

For some Arizona couples, a complex and litigious divorce is not the only option. While the end of a marriage will certainly be difficult, there are ways by which you can bypass some complications and move on toward your post-divorce future in a more peaceful, productive manner. One of the ways you can do this is by choosing a collaborative divorce. 

Collaborative divorce is not the best option in every situation, but it could be what works best for your family. Through negotiations and discussions, a collaborative divorce could make the entire process and time of transition easier on every member of your household. There are many options available to you regarding your divorce, and it can be useful to fully explore your choices before you make any important decisions regarding your future.

Why collaborate?

A collaborative approach to resolving legal disputes involves taking these matters out of the courtroom and keeping them around the negotiating table. In a collaborative law divorce, parties can call upon third-party professionals, such as therapists, to help facilitate conversations and work toward a strong divorce agreement.

While a collaborative law divorce will not work in every situation, it could be the right option for you for many reasons. Some of the benefits of choosing to collaborate rather than litigate include the following: 

  • Collaboration will allow you to work through difficult divorce issues in a more private and informal setting.
  • It costs significantly less with this option than it would with a traditional divorce.
  • It generally takes less time to complete a collaborative law divorce than other options.
  • When you are able to work together on a final divorce order, it can lead to better and more sustainable arrangements.
  • You get more say over the details of property division, child custody and more.

You do not have to like your soon-to-be ex-spouse to make a collaborative divorce work; you simply have to commit to the collaborative process and resolve to settle disputes in a peaceful, reasonable manner. 

The best future for you

The goal of collaborative divorce is to allow you a better way to find a peaceful post-divorce future. You have the right to pursue a beneficial settlement while still working to protect your interests, and you can do both of these without the need for costly and stressful litigation.

Before you make any important decisions regarding your future, you would be wise to consider the benefits of collaborative law for your divorce.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information