Collaborative Divorce FAQs (Pt. 1)
When couples make the difficult decision to move forward with a divorce, they will have some options as to which process they would like to pursue to dissolve their marriage. While traditional litigation is usually reserved for couples who cannot agree on various matters of their divorce, when couples can communicate with each other, collaborative divorce may be a far better option.
In this three-part blog series, we will answer some frequently asked questions about collaborative divorce in Nevada. While the answers provided herein are general, contact our Las Vegas divorce lawyers today if you are ready for some professional advice regarding your best options for moving forward with your divorce.
A – Collaborative divorce is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which divorcing couples come together to work out the issues of their divorce without the oversight of the court. While both sides can have attorneys to advise and represent them, the two individuals who are at the center of the divorce will be encouraged to work together to settle the various matters of the divorce, including the distribution of marital assets and debts, custody issues, etc.
Although collaborative divorce is not for every couple, when it is possible for couples to communicate, they can benefit greatly from this option for their divorce.
A – In various ways. With mediation, it’s likely that a couple will have to work out a marital settlement with a mediator but without their attorneys present during the proceedings. Such settings can put people at a disadvantage, as they may not end up having legal counsel to step in and let them know when one option may be better than another when working out the issues of a divorce.
Additionally, the atmosphere of both proceedings often differs vastly. While mediation can become adversarial (especially when disputed topics arise), collaborative divorce tends to more often foster an atmosphere of mutual respect, honesty and understanding. This can end up meaning that collaborative divorce may be less stressful and more fulfilling than other divorce options.
We will continue to respond to some more common questions about collaborative divorce in the upcoming second and third installments of this blog series. Be sure to check them out!
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