Divorce is an overwhelming process, one that can result in a lot of anxiety. The longer the process lasts, the more hostile it may feel. One of the best ways to end on a more amicable note is through collaborative divorce.
According to the Huffington Post, collaborative divorce occurs when you and your spouse work together with your attorneys to come up with a positive resolution. Collaborative divorce may result in a variety of benefits.
All parties remain transparent
In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse sign a contract that promises to be fair in interaction and negotiation. The two of you must remain completely transparent about your finances, documentation and any necessary paperwork. In a collaborative divorce, you do not need a third party or mediator. Instead, you meet with your attorneys and discuss any issues and what you want out of the divorce.
During negotiation, you have the opportunity to speak your mind and alternatively, you have the opportunity to listen to your ex. The two of you should always meet in a neutral setting. Keep an open mind and try to keep your negative feelings at bay.
All solutions remain equitable
In a collaborative divorce, both you and your spouse have representation and each will make suggestions as to what they consider fair. You can explain how you feel and why you feel that way and your spouse can do the same. If you need additional resources, such as therapists, accountants or other professionals, you have access to it.
When you both have lawyers, you can ensure that all of your decisions are above board.