What does collorative divorce mean?
Collaborative divorce is the process in which you and your spouse will each have your own specially trained and experienced collaborative professionals helping you navigating the dissolution of your marriage. All the professionals help guide you through the divorce process without manipulation and anger.
What is collaborative law?
Collaborative Law provides a safe, neutral environment for the parties to meet with their
attorneys and expects such as mental health professional, financial professional and/or a child
facilitator professional. The collaborative process has a unique approach that focuses on the
parties, the family and the division of the property based on the interests of each party.
The collaborative law process is more interest based on the parties. The parties agree to never take anything to court. Instead, the parties use a team that typically consists of a neutral mental health professional and if needed a neutral financial professional and/or child facilitator professional and their collaboratively trained attorneys to negotiate how to dissolve their marriage.
How is divoring the collabortive way different?
When divorcing the collaborative way, each party will have a collaboratively
trained attorney. Both parties and attorneys agree, in writing, not to litigate the case in court.
If either spouse withdrawals from the collaborative process, you both will have to hire different
lawyers and go the traditional litigation route, essentially starting all over. Luckily for you,
we are trained in collaborative divorce and traditional divorce so you won't need to hire a new
lawyer to fight for you.
Collaborative divorce is the alternative to traditional litigation divorce. Traditional divorce is conducted using the litigation model where it has several stages that the parties must go through before it is either settled or makes it to trial. To learn more about the stages of traditional divorces, please go to out traditional divorce page.
Is collaborative divorce faster or less expensive?
Using collaborative divorce is the alternative to traditional litigation divorce. There are no guarantees that using the collaborative law process is faster or less expensive than non-collaborative cases. You and your family are going to go through a very big change. This change can be healthier, downplay the conflicts that arise out of traditional litigation divorce and instead focus on the solutions needed for you and your family moving forward and helps you preserve your relationships
I am collaborative trained and so is my paralegal. We believe in this process and help our clients who choose this process see the benefits from start to finish. I will assist in keeping negotiations productive and offer out of the box solutions that work for your family. This approach helps you think long term, setting aside emotions to reach a health co-parenting plan and sound solutions for division of your financial estate.
Let the team at Heather Hudson Law Firm, PLLC, help you find out if the collaborative law process is right for you.