Although divorce is never easy, it doesn't have to be as difficult as the media makes it out to be. Rather than go through a litigated divorce, you can make your life a little easier by considering a collaborative divorce instead.
The traditional method for divorce is litigation, wherein both parties retain a lawyer and discuss each issue through their lawyers. Unless the court orders mediation for the couple, each party can fight over each and every aspect of their divorce, through their lawyers, which can make the process extremely long and painful.
Instead, you can go through a collaborative divorce, where the lawyers' efforts will be aimed at negotiation, rather than conflict. Taking into consideration both the needs of you and your spouse, the lawyers work together to draft an agreement that is acceptable to both parties. In a collaborative divorce, the only time your attorneys will go to court is to have the final draft of your agreement approved by a judge.
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