Boca Raton Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
Working together to settle a Florida divorce out of court
A divorce is hard enough without having a court and your spouse’s attorney tear into every detail of your personal life. Rather than subjecting themselves to a fierce, drawn-out battle, many Floridians are deciding not to fight at all. Instead, divorcing couples are working together through a new process called collaborative divorce. This process, also known as collaborative law, is a nonadversarial procedure in which the parties work together to create an agreement that lays out the terms of their divorce. At the Law Offices of Schwartz | White, our Boca Raton collaborative divorce lawyers guide clients through the collaborative divorce process, working toward an optimal resolution while minimizing your stress.
How does the collaborative divorce process work?
Collaborative law functions similarly to mediation. Both parties agree to enter the process instead of going to court. Usually, the parties sit down to discuss and negotiate their issues with their attorneys present. Others, such as financial advisors or mental health professionals, may also be involved. These advisors help the parties solve their problems without fighting. Our attorneys are committed to helping you meet your goals in this process. If the collaborative law process fails, both parties will need to use new attorneys in any further proceedings.
What are the major benefits of a collaborative law divorce?
The aim of collaborative divorce is to make the divorce process as easy as possible. When you choose collaborative law for your Boca Raton divorce, possible benefits include:
- Reduced cost. Because your divorce is less likely to go to trial, your legal costs will often be significantly less.
- When you and your spouse are able to agree on all matters, a judge may be able to finalize your divorce as soon as 20 days after you present your agreement to the court.
- Less invasive procedures. Rather than engaging in a discovery process that puts every detail of your past and personal life under the microscope, a collaborative divorce is focused on working toward a better future.
- Reduced stress. Instead of fighting about the past, you and your former spouse will be guided toward resolving problems rather than placing blame. By working together and having informal discussions, you can avoid many personal fights and legal battles.
By choosing the collaborative method of divorce mediation, you get the experience and determination of our firm’s attorneys without the headaches of prolonged court battles.
Solving issues that arise after a collaborative divorce
When you and your spouse create your divorce agreement, you only have information about the past and the present. It is impossible to know what will happen in the future. Changes in finances, living situations and the needs of your children often require a change in your divorce agreement or parenting plan. We encourage parties to work together again in a collaborative manner to deal with these changes. When that is not possible, our attorneys represent clients in court to seek modifications of custody agreements and support orders.
Call compassionate and resolute lawyers to guide you through your collaborative divorce in Florida
When you want to avoid the expense and stress of a drawn-out divorce battle, collaborative law may be the right solution for you. At the Law Offices of Schwartz | White, our Boca Raton collaborative divorce lawyers are committed to helping clients South Florida get through their divorces as easily as possible. For help from experienced and unwavering attorneys, call us at 561.391.9943 or contact us online.