As this blog has discussed before, collaborative divorce is an alternative to a traditional divorce, or legal separation. In a conventional divorce, ultimately, a couple is willing to allow a judge to decide how they should divide their property and spend time with their children.
One question that Denver residents may have about collaborative law is what will happen if it is not successful.
While we have reviewed each one of them from time to time, it might be helpful to have an overview of the four different ways that Colorado residents can resolve a divorce. For that matter, these methods can be used to resolve other family law issues, like child custody, legal separation and the like as well.
In former days, parents and even their adult child could ask for a court order requiring a parent to contribute to the cost of the child's college education. With modern changes in Colorado law, however, these orders are going to become more unlikely.
Many people in the greater Denver area know that any divorce can be an emotionally draining and expensive process.
Some Denver residents who have read our previous posts about the collaborative approach to divorce and separation may wonder whether it really could work for their particular situations.
One question about collaborative divorce that residents of the greater Denver area may have is how exactly decisions get made when there is the inevitable disagreement between the two parties.
Many people in the greater Denver area have probably heard family therapists and many lawyers and others tout the benefits of collaborative law. Even this blog has posted several times about the benefits of this upcoming subspecialty of family law practice.
It is natural for parents in Colorado going through a divorce to experience a bevy of emotions, some positive, some negative. Despite their personal feelings, however, they may want to make sure their children weather the divorce process as best as possible. Pursuing a collaborative divorce isone way parents can help their child during the divorce process and beyond.
Sometimes, it is due to years of constant arguments. Sometimes, it is due to a shift in behavior or world views. And, sometimes, it's just two people who have drifted apart and are no longer compatible. Whatever the precipitating circumstances, the decision to divorce can be a difficult one, even if it's the right one. People in Colorado who are seeking a divorce may be afraid that it will bring out the worst in them and their ex. However, it need not be. That is because there are alternatives to traditional divorce litigation. One of them is a collaborative divorce.