Spouses going through separation and divorce might have a natural inclination to argue and fight for what they believe is best. This norm, and the legal contest which results, are not the only ways to dissolve your marriage. Using collaborative law, also called collaborative divorce, you and your spouse can work together to resolve disagreements outside of court.
Hedahl & Radtke Family Law Center and our Fayetteville family lawyer are renown throughout North Carolina for providing compassionate counsel backed by decades of collective legal experience. We can guide you through collaborative divorce to solve tricky or high-stakes family law disputes without worry and with as little stress as possible.
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When using collaborative law, you and your spouse will each retain family law attorneys to help represent you during collaboration. You and your spouse agree to work towards a mutual goal without relying on conflict for as long as possible. Some counties and states, like North Carolina, require you to sign a collaborative law pledge, which basically states your commitment to keeping your divorce out of a judge’s control. Both you and your attorneys show their commitment to the collaborative process by agreeing that the collaborative attorneys will not represent you in court if the process fails. Afterwards, you, your spouse, and both of your attorneys will meet at regular intervals to discuss your collaborative divorce as it proceeds. Once an agreement is reached, it can be memorialized in either a Separation Agreement or a consent order filed in a friendly lawsuit, which requires no court appearances.
Just as in a regular divorce, you will need to decide how to handle:
Keep in mind that collaboration is synonymous with cooperation. You and your spouse can enjoy the many benefits of collaboration — namely completing a divorce for less time, energy, and money — but only if you can work together and talk through your disagreements in a productive manner. This process and the meetings are client driven, with the attorneys offering guidance and redirection where needed to keep the process as positive and fruitful as possible.
Are you thinking collaborative divorce could be right for you and your spouse? A simple way to find out is calling (910) 684-3370 and talking with our Fayetteville, NC family law attorney. With our representation and professional legal guidance, you can find the best path to separation or divorce that upholds your interests and goals.
We would love to get the chance to talk to you about collaborative divorce. Contact our law firm today.