Divorce doesn’t have to be a contentious affair. Many Connecticut residents choose collaborative divorce to reach an agreement without court. Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial and private process that focuses on reaching a creative divorce settlement that’s fair and meets the needs of both spouses and their families. At Freed Marcroft, team members are both experienced divorce attorneys and trained collaborative lawyers. Like mediation, collaborative practice is a voluntary litigation alternative. One major difference is that in a collaborative divorce, each spouse is fully represented throughout the negotiation by his or her own lawyer. With the help of your Connecticut collaborative divorce lawyer, you can reduce conflict and generate constructive solutions to resolve your divorce outside of court.

Collaborative Divorce Issues

Collaborative divorces address the same issues that litigated divorces do. However, unlike a litigated divorce, collaborative attorneys and neutral financial and parenting professionals help both parties negotiate and agree on the terms; allowing for both sides to reach the desired outcome while supporting their family. Your attorney at Freed Marcroft can help you agree on:

Collaborative Divorce Basics

Both spouses and their collaborative divorce attorneys sign a collaborative agreement committing to achieving fair and lasting divorce settlements through negotiation and without using the court or even the threat of court.

The collaborative divorce process in Connecticut takes place in a private and informal setting and can include other experts as well. For example, the collaborative team might consist of a mental health professional who serves as a divorce coach, and a child specialist to help design the parenting plan. Or, a neutral financial professional to aid in structuring property division and alimony. Each professional is trained in – and tasked with – reducing conflict and helping you come to an agreement. At the same time, your collaborative legal counsel is your advocate, ensuring your interests are protected each step of the way.

Collaborative Divorce Benefits

Many Connecticut spouses choose a collaborative divorce because it keeps control of the divorce process with the couple. While couples recognize that their marriage is over, they also want a secure and private setting to reach an agreement regarding the parenting of their children and the distribution of their property. Collaborative divorce avoids the delay, expense, and unpredictability that can be associated with litigation. At the same time, both spouses can benefit from neutral professional assistance from mental health professionals, financial experts, and more. Because of that, collaborative divorce attorneys can represent clients in complicated high net worth divorces with lots of assets. The flexibility of the collaborative divorce can benefit those with complicated schedules, including when one spouse is located out-of-state or internationally. Collaborative attorneys are specially trained to address conflict and disagreement in a creative and calming fashion, allowing the spouses to refocus on finding productive resolutions.

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