Vermont is participating in Divorce with Respect Week March 6-10. This event will give Vermont residents the opportunity to have a free consultation with attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial consultants to discuss questions they may have about divorce and different processes for how to divorce.
The free consultation offered by divorce professionals is designed to give couples on the cusp of divorce an opportunity to learn about the Litigated Process versus Collaborative Divorce Process and how it can help them divorce peacefully.
You can find a participating professional by going to divorcewithrespect.com and clicking on the Vermont page from the side menu. Divorce professionals will meet privately with individuals to explain the different divorce processes available and how a Collaborative Divorce process works.
What is A Collaborative Divorce?
Many people are unaware that Collaborative Divorce is even an option to consider. They are only familiar with traditional litigation divorce process.
Divorcing with the litigation process often increases animosity between the parties. Each spouse has their own attorney and the spouses are pitted against each other, each trying to be the winner. If unable to reach an agreement, the couple relies on the court to make decisions on important issues such as the division of assets, child custody and visitation, and child support.
In a Collaborative Divorce, each spouse also has their own attorney, but they all agree before they start that they will not go to court. They will resolve their issues together and draft their own divorce settlement agreement and parenting plan.
Neutral professionals such as divorce financial consultants, mental health professionals, child specialists, and other professionals will help you and your spouse to make informed decisions about your future without court intervention.
Is Collaborative Divorce A Good Fit For My Family?
Sometimes going to court is an important and necessary step for individuals to protect their safety and/or their rights. Not every family will be an appropriate fit for a Collaborative Divorce. However, it is important that you consult with a professional trained in Collaborative Divorce in order to assess whether this process will meet your needs.
During Divorce With Respect Week, you will have the opportunity to talk to any participating professional, an attorney, a financial consultant, a mental health professional, or another professional to see how they can help you divorce peacefully without animosity.
Collaborative Divorce Vermont is Participating in Divorce with Respect Week
For more information about the Collaborative Divorce process in Vermont go to www.collaborativedivorcevermont.com. To find a Vermont professional participating in Divorce with Respect week go to www.divorcewithrespectweek.com