In Kentucky, collaborative divorce allows both spouses to avoid litigation. If you cannot come to terms with your spouse on major decisions, like how to divide your assets and property, spousal support, or other important decisions, you might consider the collaborative process. By contacting an experienced divorce attorney, you will get the legal guidance you need so that both parties have the desired outcome.
The Difference Between Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
During the collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse sign a contract that states you will not go to court for any reason. Should you run into a situation that you cannot agree upon, you will not go to court. In order to go to court, you will have to hire new attorneys and restart the process. In mediation, either party can opt to go to court if they are unable to come up with a resolution without having to start from square one.
How Does the Collaborative Divorce Process Work?
During a collaborative divorce, you will meet with experts in many fields, like financial planners and psychologists, until you are able to reach a settlement. In this meetings, you and your spouse will decided together how to split assets and property obtained during the marriage, as well as who is responsible for marital debts, spousal support, and more. Once you have reached a settlement, the divorce will be finalized without ever having to go to court.
Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce
Three major benefits that come with choosing a collaborative divorce are…
- You avoid court costs and expenses associated with litigation.
- Your divorce can be finalized faster.
- You and your spouse can come to a mutual agreement while staying on good terms.
However, if you and your spouse cannot come to any sort of agreement, you may need to go to court. You will have to hire new attorneys and start from the beginning. Contact an experienced divorce lawyer to decide whether a collaborative divorce or mediation will be best for you and your spouse.
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