Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is an alternative means of resolving a divorce outside of the court system. It is a form of legal separation in the state of North Carolina.

Different from divorce mediation, collaborative divorce can help parties resolve legal disputes through agreements in a structured setting. The negotiations are drawn from advisors who focus on cooperation and settlement while preserving long-term relationships, which is especially important for those who will be co-parenting.

The goal of collaborative divorce is to avoid the disadvantages of the court system by settling all issues through direct negotiation between parties. Rather than dealing with an adversarial court process, collaborative divorce is a client-driven, team approach. Both parties will negotiate their own agreement with the help of their respective counsel. The couple will benefit from receiving comprehensive support, co-parenting advice, legal representation, and neutral finance planning.
Through this collaborative process, clients can avoid the many downsides associated with court battles, such as high legal fees, lengthy delays, and extensive damage to the relationships between parties. It also comes with a greater level of privacy than when settling issues through litigation in court. Overall, this collaborative process is typically less hostile than litigation but requires a basic level of trust and cooperation between each party in order to succeed.

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