Your lawyers will ensure you are provided with legal advice related to divorce law as it pertains to your specific circumstances.
When you and your spouse are considering a divorce, gathering information about divorce law may be stressful and emotional. While divorce can certainly be complicated, that doesn’t mean it has to be messy – and at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region, we can help with the collaborative family law approach.
While divorce law has many different aspects that must be considered, with the collaborative family law process:
- You commit to negotiating without going to court.
- The emphasis is on cooperation, not confrontation.
- The process is relatively fast and efficient, and therefore less costly (both financially and emotionally) than traditional litigation.
- The entire process is confidential, unlike the court, where the process is of public record.
- Full disclosure is required by both parties.
- A final settlement must be acceptable to both parties, rather than one imposed by a judge.
If you and your spouse are not communicating well, the collaborative family law process may still work for you. We understand that it is common for separated spouses to have communication problems, and our legal, family and financial professionals at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region will assist you and your spouse individually about ways to communicate with each other. Your legal professionals will also be present during negotiations to help you through the rough spots, defuse conflict, and avoid destructive communication.
In your research on divorce law, you may have read about meditation. There are some distinct differences between mediation and collaborative family law, including that a mediator does not act for either party and does not provide legal advice, and clients attend mediation without their lawyers. In a collaborative family law negotiation, each spouse has their own legal representation present, and your lawyers will ensure you are provided with legal advice related to divorce law as it pertains to your specific circumstances.
If you are interested in learning more about the collaborative family law approach at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region, contact us today to get started. We look forward to helping you reach an agreement that is truly best for all.