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Collaborative law divorce is often easier on children

Being a parent involves making decisions on behalf of one's children. While most parents prefer decisions that make their kids happy, they also understand that sometimes, doing what is best for their children means making decisions that their kids might not like. Parents who divorce, for instance, often recognize that their personal choices will disrupt their children's lives. However, the collaborative law process can help New Jersey parents keep their kids' stress levels to a minimum as they move on to new lifestyles.

Collaborative law: Basic info and potential benefits

The decision to divorce is a serious one. It's also one that many New Jersey residents may be considering. Some people feel that it is the most viable option for their particular situations, but they hesitate because they really do not want to become entangled in long, contentious court battles. A collaborative law divorce may be something to keep in mind in such circumstances.

Collaborative Law: Divorce outside a New Jersey courtroom

Do you know it's possible to get divorced without ever stepping inside a New Jersey courtroom? If that sounds like music to your ears, you may want to research the collaborative law process. It's essentially a means of legal negotiation between spouses who agree to resolve all divorce-related issues without litigation.  

Collaborative law may help avoid litigated divorces

Many New Jersey couples will file for divorce this year. No two situations are identical, so there's no way to predict which marriage will last and which will end. Where children are concerned, however, many parents facing divorce proceedings face some things in common. For instance, most want what is best for their kids, and may be willing to try alternate means of dispute resolution, such as collaborative law, in order to focus on their children's best interests.

Want to stay out of court in divorce? Consider collaborative law

Although knock down, drag out courtroom battles make for hair-raising television and movie scenes, in reality, many New Jersey spouses would rather find an option that allows them to stay far away from the inside of a courtroom when they divorce. In fact, many people simply want to discuss the issues, come up with agreeable arrangements and sign papers to settle things and move on in life. When this is the desire of both parties, collaborative law can prove to be a viable divorce option.

Mediation and negotiation keys to collaborative law settlements

Not everyone who divorces in New Jersey does so through long, drawn-out battles in courtrooms. Many people set goals for finding alternative dispute resolution processes that can help them achieve amicable settlements without the time and expenses of litigation. Collaborative law allows people to get help to negotiate the terms of their own divorce settlements.

Collaborative law can make a divorce a whole lot easier

Divorcing couples in New Jersey have various options when it comes to ending their marriages. Those who can still communicate with each other have an option that can save time and money and avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. Collaborative law allows couples to negotiate their own divorce agreements to suit their unique circumstances instead of leaving important decisions for judges to make.

Collaborative law can provide long-term amicable relationship

New Jersey couples who are considering divorce have several options. They can choose to go through litigation, which is typically associated with trauma and stress; mediation, in which a third-party facilitates negotiations; or collaborative law, which requires both parties to commit to working together to resolve their issues and reach mutual agreements. The latter has become the chosen method of divorce for more and more couples.

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