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Guidance Through Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a model of negotiation that emphasizes the respect and privacy of the divorcing couple. It is an alternative to mediation in that each client has their chosen attorney acting as their advocate throughout the negotiation process. It is an alternative to the traditional litigation approach that involves the court and may involve a trial.

When entering into a collaborative divorce arrangement, parties agree not to use the court to make decisions about their case. Rather, they choose to meet in an office setting with the help of two attorneys and typically a psychologist or child expert and a financial planner, to develop personalized goals for after the divorce.

Family law attorneys at Murphy, Laudati, Kiel & Rattigan, LLC, regularly help clients through collaborative divorce.

Understanding The Process And Benefits

The professionals selected to provide input in a collaborative divorce guide the couple through goal setting. Advisers help them create parenting plans to meet the best interests of their children and navigate property division to provide for financial security post-divorce.

Collaborative divorce is designed to help parties resolve a full range of issues related to the breakdown of the marriage and not just those that a court has the authority to address. Moreover, it is designed to save on the considerable cost of litigation. To facilitate collaborative divorce, all involved professionals must have specific training in the collaborative process.

Is The Collaborative Approach To Divorce Right For You? Contact Us.

Call our office in Farmington at 860-689-1195 or contact us online if you wish to speak with a Hartford County-based child support lawyer.

We also have offices in Granby.