Collaborative Divorce is a divorce process that enables couples to settle their divorce through interest-based negotiations by focusing on their individual and mutual goals. At Collaborative Divorce Vermont, we are dedicated to helping couples divorce in a collaborative and respectful manner. We will work with you and your spouse to help you settle your divorce without threats of litigation.
Collaborative Divorce is Confidential
Collaborative Divorce is a private and confidential process. You will each have your own specially trained and experienced Collaborative Divorce attorney. You will have confidential conversations with your attorney and a strategy for accomplishing your goals in the case. In a Collaborative Divorce those goals are reached without the high cost of a courtroom fight or destroying the ability to attend family events such as graduations and weddings.
The Collaborative Divorce team will manage this confidential process in an office rather than a courtroom setting. The team will provide the expertise, resources, structure and emotionally safe space needed for you to reach a mutually-agreeable settlement.
Collaborative Divorce is Client, Child and Family Centered
The Collaborative Divorce process understands that, while the divorce may be inevitable, relationships and obligations often continue, especially when children are involved. This process helps all family members, including extended family, to move forward in a positive way – focused on the future. In many cases, couples’primary goals are centered around their children: to have a good relationship with their children, to ensure their children are protected during the divorce process, and for their children to have the best post-divorce lives as possible.
Collaborative Divorce is Creative and Customized for You
In a Collaborative Divorce, the couple, not a judge, makes the final decisions. Judges do not know about your family’s unique circumstances and typically a trial does not afford them the time to fully understand those circumstances. The judge’s role is simply to apply the law to the facts as they are presented in an adversarial process. In a Collaborative Divorce, the divorcing couple will work with the Collaborative Divorce team to arrive at a creative and customized solution that best fits the needs of their restructured family.
Collaborative Divorce is Convenient
Collaborative Divorce includes the flexibility to work with your family’s schedule. Unlike the litigation process, where clients are summoned for court hearings without consideration for their own schedules, couples can schedule meetings with their Collaborative team when it is convenient for all participants to meet.
Collaborative Divorce is Cost-Conscious
Collaborative Divorce is a cost-effective and efficient process. It is structured so that divorcing couples work with specially trained professionals to resolve financial, parenting, and the many emotional aspects of a divorce. An adversarial divorce is expensive. Collaborative Divorce is designed to invest in your future.