Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce in the Greater Metropolitan Kansas City Area that can save you money and emotional stress when compared to traditional litigation.
The collaborative process is based on a pledge in which you, your spouse, and your attorneys contractually agree that you and your attorneys will not go to court, except to finalize the divorce after a settlement has been reached. By removing courtroom drama from the equation and working together to reach agreements that best serve everyone involved, you can save a great deal of time and money.
Even US News cites spending less money on attorneys as a main financial reason to consider collaborative divorce. Things work out better in the long run if spouses can work things out together as a team instead of attacking each other. US News explains, “In court, they have a limited amount of time, usually a few hours at most, and the judge can never understand their situation as well as they can.”
Because traditional contested divorces include court appearances, multiple attorney meetings and subpoenas, billable hours can add up quickly. With collaborative divorce, you remove the middle man (the court system) an negotiate directly with your spouse, with the professional guidance from separate legal counsel , a financial neutral and a divorce coach. You each retain your own counsel to provide legal advice and represent your interests, but simply having everyone at the table at once saves a considerable amount of time. As we all know, time is money – especially when there are attorneys involved.
At Collaborative Practice Kansas City, we believe that this holistic approach to divorce is better for all parties involved, and often benefits our clients by saving them time, money and stress when compared to traditional contested divorce.
Research shows that one of the best predictors of a positive collaborative process and outcome is the selection by divorcing spouses of Collaborative Professionals who respect each other and who have successful track records of settling cases together, working together effectively and efficiently to help you reach creative, respectful, and thoughtful solutions. Members of the Collaborative Practice Kansas City meet the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) standards for practice excellence.
Collaborative Divorce in Kansas City
Collaborative Practice Kansas City, LLC is a greater Kansas City community of independent legal, financial, and mental health professionals working together to create client-centered processes for resolving divorce conflict. To find out if collaborative divorce in Kansas City is right for you, call 913-380-2560 or contact our team today.