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The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

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Collaborative divorce offers a number of benefits to California couples wishing to dissolve their marriages while avoiding the costly and time consuming process of divorce litigation. By opting to settle the terms of their marriage dissolution outside of court, couples are able to retain maximum control over the outcome of their case - avoiding the arbitrary decision of a family court judge. As an Orange County divorce lawyer, I have seen the benefits of this alternative resolution method firsthand. Call now to find out how I can assist you.

Advantages of a Collaborative Divorce

#1: Collaborative divorce allows you to save money.
Divorce litigation can be expensive. For example, your attorneys have to spend time "discovering" the other party's assets. In a collaborative divorce, you both reveal your assets and obligations. You also save money that would have been spent on a host of court fees. Collaborative divorce usually costs about one quarter of the cost involved in going to trial.

‚Äč #2: Collaborative divorce may help you achieve a more respectful resolution.
Going to trial over your marriage dissolution is an emotionally taxing process. It often leads to an aggressive, "battle ready" mindset in which both sides are on the offensive. In a collaborative divorce, you can discuss your differences in a civil way. You can opt to hire outside specialists such as financial advisors and therapists to create a "team."

This will allow you and your spouse to respect one another from beginning to end of a case and have a variety of helpful resources available to you. Whatever hard feelings you may have, in the long run you will be able to move on with your life much more quickly and easily if you are able to avoid bitterness and contention throughout the divorce process.

#3: Collaborative divorce may save you time.
Court trials can drag on for months. In a collaborative divorce, the length of the process is wholly up to you and your spouse. You don't have to wait for a hearing date or any drawn-out legal procedures. That explains why collaborative divorce takes about one-fourth the time of a tradition divorce. In fact, it usually takes about 18 weeks on average.

#4: Collaborative divorce lets you control the outcome.
When couples choose to go to court, they give the family court judge final say over the outcome of their case and the power to make an arbitrary decision regarding the most important facets of their lives. In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse can discuss all the terms of your divorce and maintain control over the end result. You also have the opportunity to hire an attorney of your choice, as well as any auxiliary team members you believe would assist in the process.

Kevin B. Gibbs, APLC: Effective Representation Since 1993

These are just a few of a number of excellent benefits offered by collaborative divorce. If you are facing a divorce, don't hesitate to call my firm today. I want to help you avoid the emotionally and financially draining process of a divorce trial. With 20 years of experience in the field of family law, I am confident that I have what it takes to represent you firmly and effectively in a collaborative divorce. Call Kevin B. Gibbs, APLC today to discuss this form of dispute resolution with collaborative divorce attorney in Orange County, or take advantage of our free case evaluation.