Daytona Beach Family Law Attorneys
Ending your marriage through a traditional
divorce process may skirt too closely to conflict for your comfort. Using
mediation might be just as difficult if you cannot envision yourself working closely
with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Collaborative divorce represents a unique
middle ground between both options.
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our Daytona Beach family lawyers can help you
understand and utilize the collaborative divorce process. With our guidance
and representation, you might be able to find a sound conclusion to your
marriage that does not add any undue pressure on you while simultaneously
looking out for your best interests. We would love to be able to tell
you more about your options – set up a
case evaluation today.
How the Collaborative Divorce Process Works
As the name implies, collaborative divorce requires multiple parties to
come together to work towards one beneficial outcome. You and your spouse
both need to retain the services of a collaborative divorce attorney who
will work as your confidant and legal guide throughout the procedure.
Collaborative divorce typically unfolds in the following steps:
- Each spouse discusses interests and objectives with his or her own lawyer.
- Both spouses and both lawyers meet to discuss options in a large meeting.
- Experts and professionals are consulted for input.
- Steps 1 through 3 are repeated as necessary or wanted.
- Final collaborative divorce agreement is brought to the court for approval.
In addition to only going to court once to have the divorce agreement made
official by a judge, all parties are generally required to sign a “no
court” agreement. Such a document states that avoiding court and
working together will be a priority, and that collaborative divorce attorneys
are not permitted to represent either spouse should matters escalate to court.
Take Advantage of Collaborative Divorce Benefits
When you use collaborative divorce, you can expect many benefits, such as:
The first step towards enjoying these benefits of collaborative divorce
to speak to a Daytona Beach family law attorney from our law firm. You
will find that we have learned how to best navigate a divorce throughout
our 20+ years of combined legal experience, and that our high ratings
on Avvo are well-founded. You can also submit an
online contact form
if that works better for you.
- Less open conflict
- Minimized expenses
- Shortened divorce timeline
- Easier to plan for the future