Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Divorce pros and cons are important to consider when making a change in your marital status. Working with an experienced family law attorney like Elizabeth Hill at The Hill Law Firm, P.C., serving clients in Overland Park and Johnson County Kansas will ensure that your needs and rights are prioritized throughout the process.
· Each spouse retains their own legal counsel.
· The outcome of your divorce remains in your hands.
· Retain control over decisions relating to you and your spouse’s assets.
· Allows for additional time to consider child custody arrangements and parenting time.
· Court time and fees are minimized.
· The use of a financial advisor and mental health coach brings in additional resources and insights.
Before beginning the Collaborative Divorce meetings, an agreement is reached that each spouse will openly disclose needed information and will participate in the six-way meetings to reach a mutual divorce outcome. Participating in the six-way meetings are both spouses, two separate collaborative divorce attorneys, a financial advisor, and mental health coach.
Couples that use the collaborative process can focus on long-term goals, the welfare of their children, and the future of their financial arrangements while avoiding the more adversarial environment of the court system.
· If Collaborative Divorce doesn’t work out, you’ll need to start over
· If Collaborative Divorce doesn’t work out, you’ll need to find a new attorney
Even though the collaborative process is not for every couple, it remains a wonderful choice for many of my clients. Even those who may not see eye-to-eye on everything, or feel that they have an adversarial relationship. By being mutually represented in our six-way meetings, each can feel he or she is being heard and understood throughout the process.
For over three decades, The Hill Law Firm, P.C. practice 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 to obtain more information about the collaborative process in Overland Park, KS contact our office by completing the form on the contact page, or by calling (913) 381-1500.