Collaborative Divorce Attorney in Las Vegas
Understanding the Collaborative Divorce Process
A collaborative divorce is a newer approach to the
divorce process. It involves the agreement of both spouses to resolve their issues
outside of the courtroom in order to reach a mutually acceptable and beneficial
divorce settlement. As opposed to a
contested divorce in court, a collaborative divorce does not involve the courts until the
final decree. The following principles apply in these matters:
- Divorcing spouses will work with one another to reach their own settlement,
without the intervention of the court to make decisions for them.
- Spouses will agree to full disclosure and open communication through the
- Should one or both spouses decide to engage in litigation at any point
in the collaborative process, the professionals representing the clients
must agree to withdraw from the case at this point.
If you are interested in taking a less adversarial approach to your divorce,
a collaborative divorce may be just the answer you have been looking for.
A Las Vegas divorce attorney at our law firm can explain the process to
you in more detail and can answer any questions you have in order to help
you make the right choice for your particular situation.
Benefits of a Collaborative Approach
There are a number of benefits to be experienced by choosing a collaborative
divorce. First and foremost, you will most likely save money by avoiding
a drawn out courtroom battle. Litigation involves countless hours spent
by attorneys preparing for court proceedings, waiting in court, preparing
for trial and at trial itself. You will also save a great deal of time.
Depending on how busy the courtroom is, you may end up waiting weeks or
months for your case to be heard.
A collaborative approach to divorce also gives you the opportunity to work
out your own agreements regarding
child custody and
child support and
spousal support – without the court deciding on these for you. You and your spouse
may find that you have more freedom in working out arrangements that suit
your family's unique needs. In the long run, this can make all the
difference in the workability of your divorce settlement.
Finally, you have the chance to avoid a great deal of stress by choosing
a collaborative approach. Negotiating to reach a mutually beneficial agreement
can help to preserve an amicable relationship between you and your spouse.
It can also reduce the amount of stress that your children experience
through the process.
Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer
Our father and son team of attorneys is ready to help you with your Las
Vegas divorce. Whether you are interested in a collaborative approach
or would like to discuss uncontested divorce or contested divorce, we
will be happy to explore your options with you.