WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE IN ARIZONA?

Collaborative divorce gives couples an opportunity to work with a team of law professionals so their divorce can move forward in a manner that satisfies the requirements of the couple as well as any child or children.

At the outset, a contract is signed by both parties binding both to the process and stopping their lawyers from partaking in any family litigation in the future should the parties ever go to court.

High Desert Family Law Group can help you with collaborative divorce as well as divorce mediation throughout the Scottsdale valley.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE IN SCOTTSDALE

Divorce is seldom simple or easy and can easily become complex with plenty of legal ramifications. In Arizona, a new divorce rule (Rule 67.1) assists in couples settle without the need to go to court. This can avoid excess litigation and legal fees. Although couples may have different ideas regarding outstanding divorce issues. This is where collaborative divorce steps in.

Collaborative divorce can be completed much more quickly than traditional litigation as well as costing up to seventy-five percent less than traditional litigation. Potentially, your divorce can be finalized in less than ninety days saving you thousands of dollars.

In the collaborative divorce process, couples negotiate ab agreement with the assistance of professionals. You can save both money and time and reach a settlement that pleases everyone. Reach out to High Desert Family Law Group, today!

HOW THE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROCESS WORKS

  • Each person hires an attorney, typically trained in collaborative law.
  • You consult your attorney (individually) to explain your goals and what you want.
  • Both parties and their lawyers sign a e Collaborative Commitment Agreement (“CCA”) at the outset of the process and the sessions are usually held in the offices of the lawyers.
  • Everyone sets up recurring group meetings.
  • Third-party representatives may be utilized and will sometimes include specialists in communications, finances and child specialists.
  • Most cases wrap up by the 3rd or 4th session.
  • Once the process has been completed the attorney’s will file the final papers and agreements with the court. The judge will inspect and then sign off formally on the documents. From that point onwards, you are divorced. And all the details of the agreement will remain totally confidential.

BENEFITS OF COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

PEACEFUL DIVORCE

A traditional divorce may cause scars that never heal. Litigation can change the outlook to life for everyone involved. Conversely, collaborative divorce is a far more peaceful manner to terminate a marriage.

LOWER COST OF DIVORCE

Collaborative divorce normally has half the expense of when lawyers litigate the situation and is around a quarter of the cost of a court trial.

FASTER DIVORCE PROCESS

The timeline for Collaborative divorce is not dependent on the schedules of the legal and court system. Most of the time the process takes less than 4 months even when great issues need resolution.

YOUR OWN SOLUTIONS

The collaborative divorce process permits parties to implement their own answers to outstanding issues – a far better option than being at the behest of the courts.

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COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE VS. TRADITIONAL DIVORCE

TRADITIONAL DIVORCE – A legal process where a lawsuit is pressed by one party against the other. Often a painful and lengthy process and when there is a great deal of conflict it can prevent communication not only between the two parties but also with their child or children.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE – This is a far less harmful manner to terminate a marriage. Taking place in private, it is defined by an agreement assembled by both parties as well as being more comfortable. Instead of a winner or loser as is the case in traditional divorce. In reality, both parties can be happy with the outcome of a collaborative divorce.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE ADVANTAGES

  • Less harmful than the traditional divorce process
  • The expense is far less than the traditional divorce process
  • More privacy for your financial and personal details
  • Greater flexibility than traditional divorce
  • The process can be completed on your timeline, not that of the the legal or court system
  • Offers greater support than traditional divorce
  • Collaboration reduces the risk of post-divorce litigation

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE DISADVANTAGES

  • Both parties must work together to reach the end goal
  • Compromising can be difficult but is achievable
  • If parties have financial issues, there can be added costs
  • You may have to go to court if agreements cannot be made and may need the services of a new lawyer should you end up in court

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