Long Island Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Helping Couples Divorce Through a Solution-Based Approach

Deciding to dissolve a marriage is never easy and the process of doing so can be even more difficult and exhausting, especially if the situation is complex or children are involved. To help ease the tension of these circumstances, and to facilitate a better co-parenting future, there are other options that allow couples to unlink their lives while maintaining the civility that is often difficult to nurture when a case goes to court. One option that gives spouses the opportunity to reach a mutually agreed upon settlement without a judge’s interference is collaborative divorce.

At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law, our Long Island legal team is dedicated to providing families with the professional and personalized representation they need to help them navigate the complexities of divorce.

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What is Collaborative Divorce?

While divorce litigation can have a more adversarial tone, collaborative divorce is based on the willingness of both parties to negotiate and work together toward achieving a settlement they can both agree on, keeping them out of court. During this process, each client will have his or her own legal advocate, advising them throughout the negotiation process. For couples with children, this is incredibly conducive for laying out a foundation that will allow them to build a healthy co-parenting relationship.

Below are some of the main principles upon which collaborative divorce is based on:

  • Both parties agree that they will not go to court
  • Both parties commit to having an open and honest exchange of information and official documents
  • The settlements either spouse proposes takes into account the interests and goals of both spouses and their children

What Are the Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Keeping your divorce case out of court and trying to negotiate a settlement with your spouse can provide a vast array of benefits, including:

  • You and your spouse will have control over the terms of your divorce settlement rather than leaving it to the discretion of a judge.
  • Divorce cases that go to court are not private. The intimate details of your divorce are essentially laid out in a public forum, whereas a collaborative divorce affords you and your family privacy.
  • The settlement you and your spouse craft together will be mutually beneficial. While it is expected for some compromise to be involved, the collaborative process allows both parties to be heard and secure a settlement that best protects their respective interests and goals.
  • If you have children, the collaborative divorce process creates an environment that allows spouses to be on better terms and learn to cooperate with one another, which will be immensely helpful for their future as co-parents.

Work With Our Collaborative Divorce Team Today!

At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law, our Long Island attorneys understand the emotional difficulties that are frequently associated with divorce. If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with a divorce, let us help you reach a mutually agreeable solution that allows you to maintain a cooperative and healthy relationship with your ex-spouse, all at an affordable cost.

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