Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to the typical adversarial divorce or dissolution actions which couples usually go through. Collaborative law helps you and your spouse resolve both property and child custody issues without going to court.
Family Court dockets are congested and overwhelmed with a huge caseload. Often, divorce actions take a long time to get through the system, creating emotional and financial injury to the persons involved. When divorcing spouses go to court, they place their future in the hands of the judge and have little input into the outcome that will so greatly affect them. Collaborative Divorce is a better way than going to court to resolve all issues of a divorce.
The process of Collaborative Divorce requires the consent of both parties involved. Both spouses hire their own attorney specially trained in the area of Collaborative Divorce. Both parties and their lawyers enter into a contract requiring them all to work together to create an agreement that suits both parties and the children. The parties agree to disclose and exchange all financial information and if necessary, enlist the expertise of financial professionals to determine the best way to split assets and debts between the parties. If are children involved, the parents, attorneys, and sometimes family specialists work together to decide custody, parenting, and support issues in the way that is best for the children.
The family law attorneys at O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy are collaboratively trained and members of the Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, Inc. Contact our office by phone or e-mail to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how our attorneys can help.