Boca Raton Collaborative Law Attorney
Collaborative Divorce Assistance Throughout South Florida
We know that divorce is a lengthy and challenging process. Even the most amicable splits will raise questions about the division of assets, debts, spousal maintenance, child support, and more. Without proper guidance, these questions can quickly lead to confusion, arguments, and increased tension. Soon enough, what started as a relatively easy separation between friendly parties can turn into a bitter legal battle. If you are looking to avoid fights in the courtroom with your former partner, you might be interested in collaborative law.
If you’re dealing with a family law matter and would like to discuss your case options, call our collaborative lawyer in Boca Raton today at (561) 763-7622 or message us online.
What Is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practice or sometimes as cooperative divorce, is a legal process wherein parties attempt to resolve their divorces through open communication, negotiation, and joint problem solving. The overall goal is to have the couple reach a settlement that is agreeable to both parties without the need for litigation.
Collaborative law can be used for all aspects of divorce, including property division, child custody, and alimony. The process usually begins with both parties signing a Participation Agreement that establishes certain ground rules for communication and states that the couple will work together in good faith to reach an agreement. Once an agreement is reached, it is put into writing and submitted to the court for approval.
What Happens if the Other Person Fails to Collaborate?
If one party decides to litigate or otherwise fails to productively collaborate, then the attorneys involved must end the collaborative process and the case will proceed to litigation. The difficulties of litigation provide an incentive for both parties to cooperate with one another and try to reach an amicable solution.
I don’t know how he does it, but he’s like a therapist and brilliant divorce attorney all wrapped up into what feels like a truly caring friend.E.C.
What Are the Benefits of Collaborative Law?
There are many benefits to using collaborative law in divorce proceedings. Typically, each party and their legal team enter divorce proceedings with competing interests. This fact, and the typical methods for resolving those interests, can lead to drawn-out legal battles, with each side trying to secure the best outcome for themselves — often at the other’s expense.
Collaborative law helps clients avoid this kind of legal battle, saving them time and money. This is a more peaceful and amicable divorce process. It encourages compromise and gives spouses more control over the outcome of their divorce, rather than leaving it up to a judge. Both parties enter collaborative proceedings with transparency and the intent to cooperate with one another. Based on the information provided, lawyers will help spouses negotiate a settlement that benefits them and their children.
Contact Our Office Today if You Need Help with Collaborative Divorce
If you are considering a collaborative divorce, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who is familiar with the process. If you choose to work with us, we can help you assess your case and determine if collaborative law is right for your situation. Rest assured, at the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A., our collaborative lawyers will work with both parties to negotiate fair agreements without the extra courtroom headache. This may save time and money, and it can even benefit your children by reducing their exposure to hostile legal battles.
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our Boca Raton collaborative law attorney.
What Sets Us Apart?
- 30 Years of Combined Experience, Professionalism, & Ethical Representation
- Zealous Advocacy While Simultaneously Promoting Amicable Resolutions
- Attorney David L. Hirschberg is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law