Why Go With Collaborative Divorce

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If your idea of divorce is taken from stereotypes that movies and TV present, you might expect something like this: you and your ex fight tooth and nail, can’t stand the sight of each other and then have a long, drawn-out battle in court where you angrily hash out every detail, Perry Mason-style. While some of that stereotype may still be true, divorce has changed significantly over the last decades.

In fact, many couples are going the collaborative route to split from their spouses. Why? There are a number of benefits to doing it this way:

  • It’s cheaper. Collaborative divorces typically involve zero court time and less attorneys fees.
  • It’s more informal. You, your spouse, attorneys and perhaps a mediator, will sit down in a room to decide matters like child custody,alimony and property division. You will be guided and encouraged to work together.
  • It’s faster. Getting a divorce this way is usually faster than waiting for the judicial system to do its thing. That saves you time and lets you get on with your life sooner.

It can save your relationship. Rather than making you and your ex into mortal enemies, collaborative divorces can often keep things amicable, which can make all the difference in the world, especially when children are involved.If you’re interested in trying a collaborative divorce, an attorney who specializes in them can answer any question you have. He or she may be able to help make your divorce less expensive, faster and more amicable.

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John Schutz

John Schutz

Partner at John F. Schutz, P.L.

Representing clients exclusively in family law cases for the past 24 years, Mr. Schutz is widely regarded as a marital and family law expert. He is Board Certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Mr. Schutz is committed to elevating the standards and improving the practice of family law.

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