Collaborative Divorce Attorney in New York City
Working Together to Reach a Mutually Beneficial Agreement
The most recent trend in divorce law is collaborative divorce. A collaborative divorce brings together numerous parties, including:
- both spouses
- their divorce lawyers (if they wish to have their lawyer involved)
- an accountant
- financial advisors
- any individuals who the parties wish to involve
- a collaborative divorce facilitator
The goal of involving these people is to cooperate with each other and work out a negotiated settlement agreement on all issues involved in the divorce. The attorneys agree to waive future rights to represent their clients in a court-involved divorce, thereby creating an incentive to work on the issues with the true intention of reaching an agreement.
Issues Addressed in a Collaborative Divorce
To minimize cost, time, and court involvement, these are some of the issues that are resolved during a collaborative divorce:
- child custody issues, including visitation
- child support issues
- spousal support
- division of all marital assets
At the New York City divorce law firm of H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., we have been actively encouraging couples to seek an alternative to the traditional court driven process of divorce. We have found that the collaborative divorce process has led to more successful outcomes which require a minimum of later revising the agreements once they have been reached.
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Everything, including where to meet to discuss their case, is agreed upon by all parties, and the presence of cooperation and trust naturally grows as the negotiations progress.
If you believe that you and your spouse could benefit from such an arrangement, and wish to discuss the possibilities of utilizing the collaborative divorce process with one of our family law attorneys, let us know. We will be happy to meet with you at your convenience to share our experience about how the collaborative divorce process has helped other couples and what it can do for your future.