Explore Collaborative Divorce For A Different Option

Collaborative Divorce may be worth considering if you think there must be a better way than traditional divorce. Divorce doesn’t have to be messy and hostile – and we’ll explore how collaborative divorce differs in this week’s blog. 
A collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce offered by The Hill Law Firm, P.C.  in Overland Park and Johnson County, Kansas. Collaborative Divorce allows spouses to stop viewing each other as adversaries. We accomplish this by using methods to decrease conflict and preserve the children’s outlook on the family. It is also a more peaceful way to end a marriage that protects relationships and children’s emotional well-being.
If you are considering divorce, the first step is meeting with an attorney to see if they will fit your family well. Elizabeth Hill, offers a virtual 30-minute no-cost consultation to discuss your divorce options. Suppose it is determined that collaborative divorce is the right choice for your situation. You and your spouse will each retain a collaborative attorney. Your collaborative attorneys will create the remainder of your professional team to include a divorce coach and financial neutral. Once your team is created, a participation agreement is signed by each spouse. In the participation agreement you and your spouse  each commits to freely and openly disclose needed information and participate in the six-way meetings to achieve a mutual divorce outcome.
The six-way meetings include both spouses, two separate divorce attorneys, a financial advisor, and a divorce coach. Each six-way meeting aims to create acceptable solutions and resolutions to various aspects of divorce, including the division of assets/debts, a parenting plan for children, and future financial arrangements. The meeting setting is held in a safe, structured, and private environment. Transparency and integrity are critical components of the process, and Elizabeth’s expertise in helping families over the past 35  years ensures your divorce will be a professional and cooperative effort.
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 your  needs in this open, nurturing environment allows for much more creative and long-lasting resolutions.
The Hill Law Firm, P.C. serves 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.