Collaborative divorce in Hunt Valley
Divorce rarely brings out the best in anybody, and a bitter divorce yields bitter fruit for years to come. But new approaches to divorce can ease the pain.
In recent years, many divorce attorneys throughout the United States have embraced alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods as a means of lowering the conflict and cost of divorce. Two prominent ADR methods include mediation and the collaborative divorce process.
In family law, there are increasing numbers of mediated and collaborative divorce cases each year. Key to this process is the desire of each party to maintain integrity, show respect, and deal honestly with the other party in the divorce. While the collaborative process does not work for everyone, it is a great option for couples interested in using legal resources outside of a courtroom. Here is how it works:
- Each party retains a lawyer trained in the collaborative process.
- All parties sign an agreement outlining expectations and agreements to keep the divorce private and assets protected during the course of the collaborative process.
- Collaborative attorneys consult with their clients and suggest retention of specialists, including divorce coaches, financial experts, and child specialists, to assist the couple make informed, respectful choices.
- The parties meet over time and craft meaningful, workable agreements for each person and any involved children. Agreements are finalized and filed with the court.
If seeking divorce, consider making the end of your marriage the first positive step into the future—for all of you. Contact the Howard County divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles today in their Hunt Valley, MD office. Call (443) 589-0150 to schedule a consultation or contact us online.