Avoid the Pain, Emotional and Financial Cost and Time of Going Through Family Court By Using a Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
When you exchanged your vows, you promised to stand beside each other through thick and thin. Now, you both have decided to live your lives separately.
You’re facing separation and divorce, but you don’t want to have to bear the burden of a long, drawn-out process in front of a judge. You still care about one another, so shouldn’t the divorce process be easy? There are many benefits of an amicable divorce.
When a Collaborative Divorce and Separation Makes Sense for Your Family
This type of divorce is becoming one of the most popular in Western Australia because it is dignified and it is court-free. You and your partner or spouse do not have to suffer through hearings before a judge and high-stress negotiation. Instead, you will work directly with a team of collaborative family law separation and divorce professionals trained to help you settle your future on your terms.
Even though this type of divorce sounds ideal on paper, how do you know it’s right for you? Here are a few ways:
- Both you and your ex want a dignified, non-aggressive resolution to the end your relationship or marriage.
- You do not want to incur the financial and emotional costs that result from court litigation.
- You want to be in control of the decisions, but with advice from experts.
- You have children and both parents want to reach agreement by focusing on their needs and interests..
- You need the assistance of a lawyer to help you negotiate in face to face meetings.
- Abuse, whether physical or emotional, is not a factor in your relationship.
If this sounds like your current relationship, then collaboration might be the best approach for your family.
How Collaborative Divorce and Separation Works
During a collaborative family law separation or divorce, there are two primary focuses:
- The health and happiness of your children.
- The financial security of both parties.
With these two factors in mind, you and your ex, with a team of professionals will work together to come up with the best possible resolution for both you and your spouse. Some of the people you can expect to work with include:
- A mental health professional. This person acts as counsellor and coach and will work with you to assist you through the emotional aspects of a family break down, and if necessary your children to represent their needs, fears, and voice throughout the process.
- A financial expert. This person will collate financial information to offer actionable tips for how to come up with a financial resolution that puts both parties in a better financial position than would have otherwise been the case.
These professionals are independent and so do not have a particular bias or favour one spouse over the other. That means that they will not be there to argue for you or for your ex-partner. Their primary roles are to clarify complicated matters and to help you feel more at ease while you reach a fair resolution.
Keep Your Divorce Out of Court
Divorce is hard enough. If you know you’re ready to end your marriage and you want to move forward in a peaceful manner, collaboration might be the best option for your entire family.
To begin the process and start on the path forward, contact Wayne Dawkins Lawyers by calling 08 9214 3887. We’ll help you get started and act as your support during this difficult time in your life.