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Raleigh Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Not all marriages are destined to last a lifetime, but that does not mean they need to end in a heated battle and arguments. If you are looking for a peaceful, amicable way to dissolve your marriage, collaborative divorce may be the right choice for you and your spouse. As it hinges on both sides being able to work together and agree on critical aspects of the divorce, it is important that you take the time to sit down with your spouse and talk about collaborative divorce as a legal method to explore.

If you and your spouse are seeking a collaborative divorce, one of the surest ways to find success is to team up with a Raleigh divorce attorney who earnestly cares about you, your family, and your collective best interests. Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC , clients come first and we treat them like family. Be sure to call 800.705.8950 to talk to our compassionate family lawyers today.

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Even a collaborative divorce can have its complications or moments of stress, and you should not try to handle this process alone. You can trust in the experienced guidance of our Raleigh divorce lawyers to be there for you when you need them the most. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied, and the greatest part of our jobs is being able to see a smile on clients’ faces when we assure them that everything is going to be all right. For more than 20 years, we have provided our clients with the respect and treatment they deserve as they wrestle with the difficulties associated with divorce of all kinds.

Why should you hire Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC? Here are just a few reasons:

  • We personally assist every client from start to finish.
  • We place our clients' needs first and keep them there.
  • We seek solutions in and out of the courtroom.
  • Every case is given our full attention – no distractions.

Making Big Life Decisions with Our Guidance

Collaborative divorce is only suitable for couples who are in agreement on getting a divorce in the first place. This willingness to work together to resolve all legal matters can sometimes be a serious source of doubt for people, as it may indicate some form of remaining compatibility. At our law firm, we never want to rush someone into a decision as huge as ending their marriage, and we can explain your legal options thoroughly so you understand the choices you are making.

If you do proceed with your collaborative divorce, you will need to consider:

Both parties must negotiate mutually and accept agreements without taking matters to court, such as through divorce mediation. They must also communicate openly and share input throughout the entire process. Each solution that is good for one must be good for the other as well.

Collaborative Divorce Vs. Contested Divorce

When specific matters surrounding your divorce cannot be agreed upon readily, a collaborative divorce might not be the answer anymore. Instead, courtroom intervention will become necessary to resolve the dispute. This is known as having a contested divorce, which is a polar opposite to collaborative divorces in many ways. You will each decide what you want with the major issues of your divorce and family life, retain a divorce lawyers, and craft an argument to be used in court to convince the judge to see things your way. It should also be noted that even uncontested divorces need to go through the court, so even they are separate from collaborative approaches.

Personalized Attention & Trusted, Experienced Support

Overall, a collaborative divorce minimizes the amount of emotional trauma and stress that you and your entire family will endure during a divorce. Not only will it increase the chance of everyone remaining content but it also cuts back on expensive court fees and divorce litigation costs. As caring and compassionate Raleigh family law attorneys, we often want our clients to consider this process of dissolution first, for their own sakes. After all, working together with your spouse, this one last time, may build a bridge of friendship that you, they, and your shared children will appreciate for the rest of your lives.


We would be happy to hear from you. Please contact our firm and schedule an initial consultation today.


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