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Collaborative Divorce in California

Highly-Trained Mediators in San DIego, CA

Most people have a misconception of divorce, believing that it is almost always resolved in court before a judge. This is normally only true for contested divorces, or divorces that require a court to make orders or enforce an agreement. In actuality, many divorces can be resolved in meeting rooms and around tables rather than before a bench.

If you're on good terms with your spouse, despite seeking an end to your marriage, then litigation may not be for you. For many spouses, it is far too slow (thanks to the glut of cases requiring family court judges) and far too costly for what they need. That is why Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC offers an effective alternative: the collaborative divorce.

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

At its most basic, collaborative divorce is a meeting between both spouses and their "team," which includes their attorneys and may include a financial planner, a child psychologist, and other relevant specialists. This team meets together in order to craft a divorce agreement that both spouses must agree to.

This approach takes into account each spouse's total well-being: mental health and emotional state, financial future, child custody/visitation, and all other areas of a divorce. Rather than pitting spouses against each other, it allows them to work together and create terms that they both can live with.

At any moment, either spouse has the ability to walk away from the process. However, collaborative divorces are designed such that both spouses will have to find new lawyers if they resort to litigation. That provides a little extra motivation to craft a mutually-beneficial divorce arrangement.

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce puts the fate of each spouse in their own hands. Litigation often has unpredictable outcomes that are out of your hands by the end. If the judge hands down a ruling that you find unfair, you will still have to abide by it - that is the nature of court decisions. In contrast, collaborative agreements are entirely under the control of the spouses. You can determine your family's future down to the last letter.

Here are some of the benefits of collaborative divorce:

  • Emotionally, collaborative divorce offers much more support and far less stress.

Because the spouses are working together, the hostility and tension of a trial is limited (or even eliminated). Couples give up far less of their time and mental real estate to the stress of litigation.

  • Financially, the collaborative process involves less time and less people, it is far more cost-effective than a trial.

We Can Help You Make the Right Choice

As one of the premier family law firms in San Diego, we are always looking for ways to achieve the best results for the lowest burden. Collaborative divorce is one of the ways we achieve that.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation! Call our collaborative divorce lawyers today to understand your options and to equip yourself with legal counsel.

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