Lake Mary Collaborative Divorce Attorney
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the divorce rate is 2.9 percent, meaning that 2.9 percent of people get divorced every year. This results in about 40 percent of marriages ending in divorce. When it comes to divorce, many people have a dramatic courtroom scene etched in their minds, of attorneys wagging their fingers, last-second-evidence coming to light, and a judge slamming their gavel down trying to regain order in the courtroom. This scenario is very uncommon, as 90 percent of divorces are settled outside of the courtroom, according to Business Insider. While many of these divorces that are settled before being heard by a judge are contested, not all are. In fact, many divorces can be worked out collaboratively, in which the two spouses work to come to an agreement through a system of understanding and compromise. For assistance, call the Lake Mary collaborative divorce attorneys at the Troum Law Firm today.
Why Is a Collaborative Divorce a Good Thing?
Collaborative divorces are less expensive, less time consuming, less stressful, and leave the couple’s relationship in a better place than a contested divorce, which is an important thing for parents to consider—after all, they will continue to have to communicate with one another to schedule the parenting plan for their child.
- Less expensive;
- Quicker and less time consuming;
- Easier on children;
- Easier on your own emotional state; and
- Out of the public eye.
How Do Collaborative Divorces Work?
A collaborative divorce accomplishes everything that a contested divorce does: division of marital assets, spousal support/alimony, child custody and the parenting plan, and child support. Any disputes that the couple have are solved amicably—by negotiations and with a bit of give and take. Creating an open dialogue helps prevent each party from drawing a line in the ground and refusing to budge from their position. Typically, collaborative divorce is carried out between each party’s attorneys, or with the use of a mediator.
When Collaborative Divorce is Not the Answer
Collaborative divorce is not for everyone. In the following types of scenarios, a contested divorce may be the only option:
- One or both parties refuse to talk to each other;
- One spouse is not trustworthy, and is suspected of hiding assets;
- A marriage in which spousal abuse or child abuse existed;
- A marriage in which one or both parties had alcohol or substance abuse problems; and
- When one or both parties are hostile toward the other.
A Lake Mary Collaborative Divorce Attorney is Here to Help
Collaborative divorce is less expensive, faster, and overall easier on you and all those in your household than a traditional contested divorce that is decided by a judge. After all, a judge probably does not have a better understanding of what is best for you or your child than you do. Collaborative divorce offers a much less stressful option than a contested divorce, and it may be the right option for you depending on your circumstances and your ability to communicate and negotiate with your spouse. To find out more, call the Lake Mary collaborative divorce attorneys at the Troum Law Firm, P.A., at 321-428-2247 today to schedule a consultation today.