Orlando Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
When a couple decides to get a divorce, they have a few different options in front of them regarding how they want to approach the divorce. For example, some couples may decide that it’s best to strike an agreement before the divorce process even begins, ultimately filing for an uncontested divorce together. Other couples may agree to divorce, but may be in deep disagreement about the terms of the divorce. For these couples, mediation may help. In some cases, contested divorces will end in litigation. Another option, though, may be collaborative law, also known as collaborative divorce. Reach out to our Orlando collaborative divorce lawyers at the O’Mara Law Group for help.
What Is a Collaborative Divorce?
A collaborative divorce is a unique divorce process in which both parties to the divorce decide to take a collaborative approach to resolve any issues in the divorce. As such, both parties will sign a contract at the start of the process that stipulates that they will approach the process with respect, that they agree to do their best to insulate children from the proceedings, that they agree regarding how to splits the costs of hiring any necessary experts, and that neither party will seek or threaten action in court in order to settle the divorce. Attorneys representing each party will also sign stating that they agree to walk away from the case should it end in litigation.
What Are the Advantages of Collaborative Law?
For couples who are willing and able to work together, taking a collaborative approach to a divorce can be a fantastic thing. Some of the advantages of a collaborative law divorce include:
- Contention and animosity are reduced
- Parties are both seeking to achieve a win-win outcome where everyone gets what they want
- The divorce will avoid litigation, which saves money, time, and stress
- Children are more protected from the ramifications of conflict between parents
- There is more control over the outcome – parties may feel more empowered
- The relationship can be preserved if necessary – for example, parents who need to remain cordial after a divorce will likely have an easier time doing so
- The divorce may be finalized more quickly than it would be if litigation were pursued
- It’s effective – the majority of collaborative law cases are settled as intended without the need for litigation
Call Our Collaborative Law Attorneys Today
If you have questions about the collaborative law process and why it may be the more advantageous strategy for resolving disagreement in a divorce, please reach out to our experienced collaborative law attorneys at the O’Mara Law Group. Our attorneys have years of experience working on divorce cases and know the advantages and drawbacks of the various approaches to divorce.
Our legal team understands what you’re going through and how difficult the decision to divorce is. When you need support, guidance, and an advocate, our lawyers will be by your side every step of the way. To learn more, please call the O’Mara Law Group directly or use the intake form on our website to send us a message telling us more about your situation.