Collaborative Divorce

What Are the Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce in Manhattan

Collaborative DivorceOnce you have made the decision to divorce, the next step is to determine what type of divorce you want.  The type of divorce you decide to go with will depend on the relationship you have with your spouse. If you and your spouse are still on friendlier terms; then you may want to consider a collaborative divorce. In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse can work together, with the assistance of collaborative divorce professionals, to decide how to handle matters such as child custody and child support, division of assets, etc. The other option is to let the judge decide on divorce-related matters. The issue with leaving it up to the judge is that you may not be happy with the outcome if it doesn’t go in your favor.  If you are seeking a less stressful option for your divorce, consider a collaborative divorce in Manhattan.


Some Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce


It Gives You the Power to Negotiate What You Want: There are so many important issues to work out when ending a marriage.  Going the collaborative divorce route allows you to negotiate with your spouse and come to an agreement on important matters.


An experienced divorce mediation attorney can help you during the negotiation process.

During these negotiation meetings, both spouses will determine what they agree on and what needs to be adjusted. Multiple meetings may be required to resolve all divorce-related matters.


It Speeds Up the Divorce Process: Going to court and having to deal with the judge can drag on for months or even years depending on the complexity of the divorce case. It can also end up being very costly and stressful. In collaborative divorce, the resolution of the issues can be worked on based upon your schedule and availability, rather than the full docket of a court.


It Allows You to Focus on What is Really Important:  You and your spouse may have different opinions of what is important in terms of the outcome of the divorce.  By clearly communicating your must-haves to your spouse and vice versa; it allows for open communication and conversation. 


Prioritize What You Want Out of the Divorce: There are certain things that you may be willing to compromise on but there are also things that you are not willing to compromise on.  Collaborative divorce does require some degree of compromising from both parties, however, that does not mean you have to agree on 100% of everything right from start. With the assistance of collaborative divorce professionals, you can reach an agreement on all of the issues through the collaborative divorce process.


Speak to a Manhattan Divorce Mediation Attorney About a Collaborative Divorce


If you want to learn more about a collaborative divorce in Manhattan contact Sabra Law Group today to schedule a confidential consultation at (646) 472-7971.