Many people in the greater Denver area know that any divorce can be an emotionally draining and expensive process.
As this blog has discussed before, in an effort to reduce the stress and financial costs a divorce brings, many Colorado couples may find benefit in using the collaborative law process when trying to finalize their divorces.
To review, the collaborative law process is s system in which the parties, their attorneys and, if needed, other professionals agree to exchange information freely and work together to come up with a fair agreement with which all sides can live.
While commonly associated with divorce, it can be used successfully in other family law contexts as well, including child custody matters or post-divorce modifications.
There are many reasons why a Centennial resident would want to consider trying collaborative law. To sum these reasons up, the collaborative process gives the parties a lot more control and privacy. Instead of having a judge make a decision in what is often a very public affair, collaborative law allows parties largely to stay out of the courtroom when making their own decisions. This approach, incidentally, can save a lot in terms of time and financial expense.
Another benefit to collaborative law is that it tends to emphasize good communication between the parties, even in areas where they disagree with one another. For parents of children, this in turn helps them give their kids a deeper sense of stability following a divorce. Overall, a deeper sense of stability will make for happier children.
Whether collaborative law is a viable option in one's particular case is really a question best discussed with one's attorneys. Still, Colorado residents should be open to the option.