Deciding to divorce is hard on everyone involved but there are ways to make the process easier. Couples that get a collaborative divorce focus on staying out of court and design a divorce settlement they both agree on.
Many couples choose a collaborative divorce to save money but there are other benefits associated with this kind of divorce. This kind of divorce ensures that you and your spouse divorce while maintaining respect for one another.
1. Increases effective communication
A collaborative divorce involves signing a collaborative participation agreement. Throughout the process, both you and your spouse agree to settle outside of court. This gives you and your spouse the opportunity to have open forms of communication and navigate your family issues in a way that benefits both of you.
2. Establishes healthy co-parenting relationship
If you have children a collaborative divorce is the best option. Since you both decided the parenting responsibilities each person will have after the divorce you can avoid animosity and continue to be great parents to your children. This minimizes fighting and ensures the process is easier for your children.
3. Gives you and your spouse control
When you take your divorce into court the judge decides on all matters. Collaborative divorce gives you and your spouse full control of your life post-divorce. A collaborative divorce also creates a fair divorce settlement that everyone is happy with, in the end.
Oftentimes divorces lead to never-ending litigation, a ton of fees, and fighting between spouses. This stress often means that life after the divorce is increasingly difficult which spouses with children may want to avoid. Collaborative divorce means setting your emotions aside and creating an environment where both you and your spouse can divorce with respect for one another.