Although you said till death do us part in your matrimonial vows, you still found yourself wanting to end your union. The decision to divorce was not easy, but now you are faced with an even larger dilemma, the costs associated with the divorce process. Because both the cost and length of time associated with dissolution can be great, you seek to find a way to manage both. Thus, you find yourself considering the collaborative divorce process.
Collaborative divorce is a growing trend in Alaska and other states across the nation. This process relies on spouses meeting outside of court to negotiate a settlement. The process begins with the parties signing an agreement that they will forego the court system and resolve the matter outside of court. This agreement is then filed with the court. A judge then signs it, making it both legal and enforceable.
The ultimate goal of the collaborative divorce process is to reach an amicable solution and to settle divorce issues in a private and non-adversarial manner. This method could also help to avoid negative economic effects and emotional consequences. Even when spouses see eye-to-eye and agree for the most part, the divorce process is not an easy one. Collaborative law offers a creative solution that helps for a timely a fair agreement.
Although a collaborative divorce can push for a timely and cost efficient dissolution, divorcing spouses may still find themselves faced with obstacles. In order to help push for an amicable agreement, it may be helpful to include other professionals in the process, such as financial and child specialists.
No two divorces are the same. They are made up of their own unique problems; thus, they require their own unique solutions. For some, this means collaborating and working together to reach a final divorce settlement. This process may not be for everyone; however, which is why it is important to understand what options are available to you when it comes to ending your marriage.