In my experience, one of the most successful ways to handle divorce is through collaborative divorce. During a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse will hire attorneys to help you come up with best-case resolutions and compromises for your divorce agreement. Your agreement will be private, you’ll stay out of the courtroom, and you’ll move through your divorce faster with collaborative divorce.
But attorneys aren’t the only professionals you’ll want on your collaborative divorce team.
Who should you work with for a collaborative divorce?
We know that every divorce has emotional issues, legal issues, and financial issues. And if any of those issues are not properly addressed and handled, they can hijack your ability to reach an agreement and hijack your ability to make decisions that are in your best interests.
This is where the professionals come in. Your collaborative divorce team can include:
This type of professional helps you identify and value marital assets, understand your debt situation, figure out the budgets and tax implications now and in the future, and determine the costs of running separate homes.
If you have children, they can also help you calculate the amount of child support you or your spouse should pay, as well as any spousal support that you may need.
Feeling hurt, anger, fear, sadness, or resentment is a normal response to your divorce that will likely come up in the course of negotiations. However, if these feelings are not properly handled, you might not be able to come to an agreement at all.
The family specialist is there to help during these times. They will help you handle your emotions and work forward toward solutions rather than roadblocks. The family specialist works with you and your spouse to avoid conflict or triggering each other. They can also assist your children through this difficult time with effective coping strategies for the whole family.
You and your spouse will both have lawyers to make sure you each receive competent legal advice and fair solutions. Your lawyers will represent your interests while driving negotiations forward. We do not rush you through the process and instead make sure to get everything right, so you don’t face legal issues down the road.
Having attorneys on your team also ensures that your divorce agreement is clear and durable for years to come.
Create Your Collaborative Divorce Team Today
If a collaborative divorce sounds like something you’re interested in pursuing, reach out to Vacca Law. Our attorneys are skilled in collaborative divorce and can provide you with the next steps for your unique situation. We also have an ebook and other resources that can help you pursue divorce without court. To begin, contact our office at 212-768-1115.