Navigating Complex Divorce Collaboratively

In a collaborative divorce, the parties work together to establish the terms of their divorce outside of the courtroom. In a collaborative case, all parties are working toward the same goal, making it a much less stressful process in most cases.

When you choose King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, to guide you through the divorce, we make sure your rights and best interests are protected every step of the way. From our very first meeting, we typically bring in a family relations expert to make sure all parties are heard and all attorneys are being respectful in the process. We work to ensure everyone's ideas are put on the table and discussed.

Is A Collaborative Divorce Right For Us?

Divorce marks the end of a romantic, legal relationship, but it doesn't mean that you and your spouse can't remain partners throughout the divorce process. If you and your spouse are separating amicably and you're able to communicate effectively as you're ending your marriage, collaborative divorce may be an option for you. Many couples choose this route because of its cost-friendly appeal. It is also an appealing choice for many couples divorcing after 50.

Other benefits of a collaborative divorce:

  • Less stressful than involving court proceedings or litigation
  • A chance to build a relationship with your former spouse outside of the marriage
  • Quicker transition period with no lengthy trial required
  • Opportunity to work together in front and be a good example for your children
  • Allows your voice to be heard more clearly through negotiations

This is a respectful way to go about your divorce, and you can be confident knowing you will be heard throughout the process. You and your spouse may have to spend the holidays together or communicate frequently when dealing with children so you should do your best to maintain a civil relationship.

We know this isn't an option for all couples, but if it is a good option for you, we'd like to be your legal guides through this process. Call King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, to discuss collaborative options.

Resolving Matters Out Of Court

The collaborative approach allows divorcing parties and their attorneys to come together in a spirit of resolution rather than animosity. Divorce can be whatever you make it, and that begins with choosing the time of legal proceedings that are best for you and your spouse.

For most, this process is not just separation, but also involves:

  • Children
  • Assets
  • Property
  • Finances and debts
  • Anything else that may be shared among the couple

When the emotions are high and you are not working collaboratively with your spouse, you may find that divvying up these possessions and making big decisions can prove to be very difficult. It can be very tough to find a resolution that both parties are happy with.

In the case of collaborative divorce, both parties can work together to go through these factors. Court-prescribed parenting plans or spousal support and child support orders can be inflexible and impersonal. Taking a collaborative approach to divorce allows parties to truly state their opinions and work toward an amicable solution.

What If My Divorce Is Complex?

Complex collaborative divorce is an efficient option for high net worth individuals who seek to determine the terms of their agreement outside of the courtroom. While the process is attorney led and can save both parties from undesirable financial stress, its ultimate purpose is to work collaboratively, designing a divorce decree that serves the specific needs of each party.

Difficult financial issues often arise within a divorce. In a litigated divorce, each side will retain the services of its own various experts or advisers such as appraisers, accountants, and business valuation specialists. In the collaborative process, both spouses jointly retain these expert professional advisers, who then act neutrally as they assist the parties and their attorneys in structuring a settlement that meets the underlying short- and long-term needs of both parties.

Trust Our Team Of Experts With Your Case

In collaborative law, individuals work with family relations specialists in addition to their own Cincinnati collaborative family law attorneys. These neutral experts serve as unbiased parties dedicated to helping you resolve problems. If you believe that collaborative divorce is the best option for you, your spouse, and your family, you deserve to work with a team that understands the ins and outs of the entire process. Call King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, at 513-924-4014 today to get started.