Collaborative Divorce in Westchester County
Helping Couples Amicably End Their Marriage
Divorce is not an easy step to take and, if you go through the litigation
process, it could become even more difficult due to its inherently adversarial
nature. In some cases, when spouses absolutely cannot find a way to cooperate
and negotiate their way toward a mutually agreeable solution, going to
court might be unavoidable. However, for many, especially those with children
who would like to work on nurturing a better co-parenting relationship,
an approach like collaborative divorce can be beneficial in more ways
than one. At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, our Westchester
County collaborative divorce attorneys have the compassion, experience,
and knowledge to guide you through this process.
Get started and call our office today at (914) 873-4410 to schedule a
consultation and learn more about how we can help you!
How Collaborative Divorce Works
Collaborative divorce is an approach through which each spouse hires his
or her own attorney to advise and assist throughout the process of negotiating
a mutually agreeable settlement. This is done in multiple sessions, depending
on a couple’s needs, and outside of court, without the interference
of a judge. It also allows spouses to reach an agreement on their own
schedule rather than on the court’s schedule and, as such, will
take less time and ultimately cost less money.
If children are involved, the process of collaborative divorce helps spouses
learn to compromise, cooperate, and negotiate, which will be useful tools
in the future as they continue to co-parent their children.
The Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce
Aside from keeping you out of court, there are many benefits of a collaborative
divorce, which includes:
Faster agreements: Litigated divorce cases can take anywhere from several months to several
years. Collaborative divorce cases, on the other hand, happen on your
own time, whenever you are available, which means you can get it done
on your schedule. What does this mean in terms of your timeline? You can
expect to be finished in as little as three months.
You have control: In divorce litigation, the judge has discretion over the outcome of your
case. Instead of leaving the fate of your future to a judge, you and your
spouse can take matters into your own hands and take control. Sure, compromise
is involved, but you are likely to be happier with an agreement you had
a say in rather than in one you have no control over at all.
Privacy: When you go through divorce litigation, personal information becomes part
of public record. If you choose collaborative divorce, however, your divorce
will remain a private matter.
Preserve your relationship: If you share children with your spouse, the fact is that, even after a
divorce, that person will remain in your life as a co-parent. To make
things easier on your children, it would be best to nurture a better relationship
with your ex-spouse and collaborative divorce provides the perfect opportunity
to do so. You will focus on learning how to effectively communicate with
one another rather than to simply go for the jugular.
Westchester County Collaborative Divorce Attorneys
At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, our Westchester legal team
of collaborative divorce attorneys are here to help you navigate the process
of collaborative divorce and ensure you are able to reach a solution that
is mutually agreeable and protects your interests. We understand that
divorce is difficult and emotional, which is why we are dedicated to providing
compassionate support and knowledgeable guidance.
Call our office today at (914) 873-4410 to schedule your consultation
with a Westchester County attorney.