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What Is A Collaborative Divorce?

Divorce is stressful and emotional enough, even if you and your now-ex are on relatively good terms. The divorce process can bring out the worst in people, leading to unnecessary disputes that cost time and money, leaving everyone feeling bitter.

For many couples, there is a better way. The Quinn Law Firm of Erie, Pennsylvania, has a reputation of helping families get through the divorce process while minimizing your stress and costs. One of the methods we utilize for the right couples is a collaborative divorce. Our firm has a certified collaborative lawyer on staff who can help you determine if this is right for you and your ex.

How Collaborative Divorce Works

Unlike litigation, where each side is working toward their own best interest, a collaborative divorce utilizes a team approach. You, your lawyer, your ex and his or her attorney all sign an agreement committing to working collaboratively to resolve your case.

During your meetings, you can also bring in outside experts when necessary, such as therapists, child custody experts and accountants, to help you work through any sticking points.

The collaborative divorce process helps you and your ex:

  • Save time and money compared to a traditional divorce
  • Remain in control of the process instead of a judge
  • Stay out of court, giving you privacy
  • Understand how to co-parent in the future without using your children as pawns

In the end, if you cannot reach an agreement, you and your ex’s attorneys will have to withdraw from the case, and they will not be able to represent you in litigation. This prevents them from trying to unethically push you into the more expensive option.

Work With An Experienced Collaborative Divorce Lawyer Today

Learn if the collaborative divorce process is right for you by scheduling a consultation at the Quinn Law Firm today. We are ready to help you get through this difficult time and look toward the future. To learn more, contact us online or call our office in Erie at 814-806-2518.