Many ask, “What is a collaborative divorce”? Most have not heard the term because divorce is traditionally thought of as messy – a situation where people are angry, hurtful and even spiteful towards one another. We think of court rooms, judges and lawyers. We envision opposing spouses, each with their own agenda and ultimately the judicial system decides their fate and future. With a collaborative divorce, things don’t have to be that way.
So, let’s delve into exactly what is a collaborative divorce? Collaborative divorce is the process in which both spouses have agreed that they want a peaceful divorce and have chosen to handle the separation respectfully, with transparency and privately. This collaborative process was designed to meet the needs and personal interests of both parties involved and still involves legal counsel. Both you and your spouse contractually agree that neither of you nor your attorneys will attend court except for when it’s time to finalize the divorce. Both spouses are directly involved throughout the entire process and retain control over their lives, which is a win for everyone involved.
Collaborative Practice of Kansas City is a greater Kansas City network of professionals assisting couples with divorce by providing divorce attorneys, financial analysts, and mental health professionals. Each person is committed to offering their expertise and guidance to resolve all of your issues outside of the courtroom. There will be no uncertainty regarding if it’s the best option for you and your family. With the vision to transform the way divorce is resolved here in Greater Kansas City, this dedicated group of professionals will be there to explain and walk with you every step of the way.
If you are seeking guidance and would like more insight on collaborative divorce and its benefits, contact Collaborative Practice of Kansas City to schedule your consultation today.