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The potential benefits of collaborative divorce

California residents who want to resolve their divorce in a civil manner may benefit from a collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce uses both mediation and negotiation to allow a couple to work together in an effort to create an agreement that both sides can benefit from. In some cases, a judge will order that a couple first tries mediation or negotiation before agreeing to address the matter in court.

Legal options for settling a dispute

California residents who are involved in a business or family dispute may know that the legal options available for resolving the issue include mediation, arbitration and trial. While all three options have some things in common, they each possess several advantages and disadvantages, too.

A unique way of sharing child custody

The well-being of children is a huge concern when parents decide to dissolve a marriage, and it is possible to make a divorce easier on kids when both parents work together. California parents in may wish to learn about so-called bird's nest custody and whether it might work for their situation.

Saving time and money with a collaborative divorce

Contested divorces that go into the litigation stage in California can be emotionally and financially damaging for both spouses and their children. According to one divorce lawyer, litigated divorces can easily cost $100,000 and take two years to reach a verdict. At the end of this long and stressful process, ex-spouses may have become enemies and their financial accounts may have been drained to cover the cost of their divorce.

Representation during a California collaborative divorce

The idea of collaborative divorce may appeal to you because of its flexibility and cost-efficiency. You may wish to work together with your spouse to come to your own solutions instead of bringing the most important issues to court and having them be decided by a judge.

Uncontested divorce in California

While divorce can be a difficult process, it does not always have to be complex and highly litigated. In fact, a divorce in which both spouses work together to reach an agreement outside of the litigation process is generally simpler and less expensive. Such a divorce is often referred to as an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce can also happen by circumstance if one spouse fails to respond to the divorce summons or cannot be located.

Collaborative divorce information

California couples dealing with antagonistic divorce issues may have little choice but to go to court to resolve disputes. However, many divorces can be completed with a collaborative effort to troubleshoot and solve problems through negotiations. In such cases, a collaborative divorce may be achieved as litigation is avoided. Advantages to this approach may include saving time and money, keeping proceedings informal, addressing potential post-divorce concerns in advance and achieving a result that is acceptable to both parties.

Collaborative law: providing an alternative to a courtroom divorce

We've all seen movies or heard stories of ugly, combative and costly divorces. While every divorce comes with a certain level of divisiveness as spouses attempt to negotiate and come to an agreement about important matters related to child custody, assets and personal belongings; that doesn't mean a couple needs to turn to a judge to make these decisions.

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