Common questions about collaborative divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 27, 2019 | Family Law

If you are going through a divorce in Oregon, you should make sure that you fully consider all of the options currently available to you. Not all divorces are equal, and some strategies will suit your needs better than others.

In recent years collaborative divorces have become increasingly popular. Collaborative divorces involve both divorcing spouses working together for a mutually favorable result. They tend to only be realistic if there are no big disagreements when it comes to key aspects of the divorce such as property division, alimony or child custody. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding collaborative divorces in Oregon.

What are the benefits of collaborative divorces?

Perhaps the main benefit of collaborative divorce is that it saves money. But in addition to this financial aspect, it tends also to be much quicker than a contested divorce and much less stressful. If you don’t want to be involved in a toxic divorce involving fighting and legal battles, a collaborative divorce is probably the right option for you.

How does a collaborative divorce work in practice?

A collaborative divorce will still mean that both you and your divorcing spouse will seek different attorneys. However, you will be involved in mediation and negotiation processes rather than litigation. It will likely involve you signing no-court agreements and going through a serious of negotiations to come to a settlement that both you and your divorcing spouse are happy with.

If you are considering filing for a divorce in the new year, it is best to take swift action so that you can begin to understand which strategy will work best for you.