Collaborative Law Divorce: Is it right for Me?

Posted on March 13, 2012 10:57am

When considering a collaborative divorce, the most important questions that you can ask your collaborative divorce attorney are, “Is collaborative divorce right for me?” and “What training do you have in collaborative law practice?”

Collaborative law practice is a wonderful option for many people, but it's not for everyone. If your case involves allegations of domestic violence, child abuse, or difficult conflict between you and your spouse, collaborative divorce practice may not be right for you. Both parties must be committed to reaching a solution that is fair and beneficial for everyone involved, not just for one side. This involves working together, compromising, and learning to empathize with each other's needs during a particularly challenging time for all. The best way to determine whether collaborative law practice is right for you is to meet with a collaborative divorce lawyer trained in both collaborative divorce practice and traditional family law litigation. A collaborative divorce attorney who regularly handles both types of cases will help you choose the best method to help you reach your long-term goals.

Every couple is different. Some couples handle conflict well and some do not. Determining whether or not your relationship would be a good fit for collaborative divorce is a question that should be directed to trained McKinley Irvin collaborative divorce attorneys. Your collaborative divorce attorney has been trained to help you evaluate the details of your relationship to help you make the right decision.

At McKinley Irvin, all of our collaborative divorce lawyers also practice traditional litigation. This gives our collaborative divorce attorneys the perspective they need to help you select a process that will best fit your case. When working with collaborative divorce lawyers, make sure to keep an open mind and to be absolutely honest. Your collaborative attorney is your advocate and will do their best to ensure that you are ideally positioned to accomplish your goals.

When you meet with your collaborative attorney, please be prepared to discuss your case in detail. By bringing as much information to the discussion as you can, you increase your collaborative lawyer's ability to assist you with their professional opinion. Collaborative divorce offers a lot of benefits, but it's important to be sure that this method is right for you and your family. Your collaborative attorney will help you reach the best decision about which method you use in pursuing your divorce.

If you are considering a collaborative divorce or other collaborative family law matter, you should meet with a collaborative divorce lawyer to determine if the process is right for you. McKinley Irvin collaborative divorce attorneys are experienced and ready to help.

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