If you and your spouse have made the decision to divorce, the two of you may choose a collaborative law approach to your divorce. Many divorcing couples are able to work together to resolve the important issues of divorce with the assistance of legal counsel and other professionals. In a collaborative law approach, both parties retain collaborative law divorce attorneys. Collaborative divorce is typically less expensive than traditional litigation, and keeps the divorcing spouses in control of the issues and the divorce.
The collaborative law approach to divorce is a reasonable approach based on three principles:
- A pledge not to go to court
- An honest exchange of information by both spouses
- A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both adults and their children
The Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C., with an office in Naperville, Illinois, offers clients experienced counsel in divorce law, including collaborative law, mediation and traditional litigation. Principal attorney Ronald L. Hendrix has been a licensed attorney since 1985 and also has a Master of Arts degree in guidance and counseling, with an emphasis on marriage and marital relationships.
Our goal is to help a divorcing couple work out important issues such as child custody, visitation and property settlement while remaining amicable. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 630-416-7004 or 815-722-7050 or contact us online.
DuPage County Family Law Attorney: Collaborative Law
Successful collaborative divorce meets the best interests of both parties, especially the children. If the two of you are able to talk over issues and trust one another, you are good candidates for collaborative divorce. In collaborative divorce, just as in any other approach, the following issues must be addressed, including:
- Child and spousal maintenance
- Child custody and visitation
- Custody and parenting agreements
- Property division
In making decisions using the collaborative process, it is often helpful to bring in third-party neutral professionals trained in the collaborative approach to provide advice on creating parenting plans, establish the value of a business or assist in a division of assets that meets the best interests of both parties, especially the children.