A Collaborative Divorce is Completely Different from a Traditional Divorce

A collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce in Overland Park and Johnson County, Kansas, and is an option worth considering for couples interested in something different than the traditional divorce experience.

Collaborative Divorce allows spouses to stop viewing each other as adversaries to decrease conflict and preserve the children’s view of the family. Collaborative divorce is a more peaceful way to end a marriage that protects relationships and children’s emotional well-being.

Before beginning, an agreement is reached by signing a participation agreement in which each spouse commits to  openly disclose needed information and participate in the six-way meetings to achieve a mutual divorce outcome. Participating in the six-way meetings are spouses, two separate collaborative divorce attorneys, a financial advisor, and a divorce coach.

Each six-way meeting aims to create acceptable solutions and resolutions to various aspects of the divorce, including the division of assets/debts, a parenting plan for children, and future financial arrangements. The meeting setting is safe, structured, and private. Transparency and integrity are critical components of the process.

The collaborative process relies on the voluntary exchange of information and focuses on problem-solving, not constantly expressing grievances. Any issues raised can be discussed in a timely manner.

Instead of decisions being made for you inside a courtroom, each spouse is equipped with an attorney to advocate for their needs, desires, and preferences during the divorce process. Communicating their needs in this open, nurturing environment allows for much more creative and long-lasting resolutions.

Over the past 30 years, The Hill Law Firm, P.C. has served Overland Park, in Johnson County, Kansas, focusing exclusively on family law. Elizabeth Hill is proud to be an attorney helping families to become empowered decision-makers through the collaborative process. To schedule a consultation or obtain more information about the collaborative process in Overland Park, KS, contact our office by completing the form on the contact page or calling (913) 381-1500.