Illinois Collaborative Law Lawyers
Schaumburg Collaborative Law Firm
When most people think about a divorce, cooperation is the furthest thing from their minds. However, a collaborative divorce can be a great option for many individuals. This approach uses cooperation between the spouses to avoid unnecessary legal and emotional costs while achieving an equitable resolution for all parties. At Anderson & Associates, P.C., we provide the guidance and experience you need to successfully dissolve your marriage through a collaborative divorce.
What is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative divorce refers to an approach to dissolving a marriage in which both spouses work with their respective attorneys to come to an agreement without the direct oversight of a judge and without litigation. Collaborative divorces require that everyone involved works with a cooperative spirit, attempting to compromise when possible to achieve a result that is beneficial to everyone involved and satisfactory to both spouses.
Why Should I Consider Collaborative Divorce?
There are many reasons why you might choose to pursue a collaborative divorce as opposed to divorce litigation. Some common reasons include:
- Financial Advantages: A collaborative divorce can be less expensive than litigation, making this the better choice in some situations.
- Time: By avoiding litigation, this approach can be a faster one.
- Emotional Savings: If both parties want this to be a smooth process, a collaborative divorce can be easier emotionally than the trials of litigation. It can also be easier when there are children involved, as it encourages both parties to work cooperatively rather than as adversaries.
Are there Limitations to Collaborative Law?
As long as both parties are in agreement, the agreement reached through the collaborative process can address all of the issues any other divorce decree would address. Common issues that an Illinois collaborative divorce attorney from Anderson & Associates, P.C., might address include:
- Child Custody (Allocation of Parental Responsibility)
- Visitation (Parenting Time)
- Division of Property and/or Assets
- Allocation of Debt
- Parental Relocation