While TV and movie divorces are frequently highly contentious, real-life splits do not have to be. In fact, many divorcing couples are increasingly opting for what is known as collaborative divorce, which is a relatively new and progressive method of ending a marriage for those looking to do so in minimal time, and at minimal expense. In collaborative proceedings, each party in the marriage has his or her own attorney, but everyone agrees to work together to avoid court and devise a solution that meets the needs of everyone involved. Collaborative divorce can offer many benefits, and these include:
If you and your former spouse are heading for a divorce, but you believe that the two of you may be able to put your differences aside to pursue common goals and protect your children, consider a collaborative divorce.