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An insider's view of collaborative law

It may seem like the words "divorce" and "collaboration" do not belong in the same sentence, and for good reason. When couples decide to end their marriages, the aftermath is not always pretty and, in fact, the whole process can be downright nasty. Ohio couples can choose a different route, though. They do not have to play the blame game and throw one another under the proverbial bus when they go to court. 

Go easy on yourself by starting out with collaborative divorce

Do you feel like there's no reconciling the differences between yourself and your spouse? It is one thing if you never want to see your current partner again, but we find that couples with any common ground at all often benefit from a collaborative process. At King, Koligian & Associates, LLC., one of the most important points we reinforce for our clients is that starting your divorce with an attempt at collaborative law does not mean that you have to finish it that way.

What are the benefits of mediation?

When couples in Ohio decide to call it quits after trying every possible scenario for staying together, the partners may dread the process of dissolution as much as they fear divorce itself. If you are in this situation, and you and your spouse communicate relatively well when you are not under intense stress, you may want to consider mediation as an alternative to divorce court.

How is collaboration different from mediation?

You have probably heard about mediation being used in different family law situations in Ohio. It is a process that helps you work together with the other person to reach a resolution with minimal involvement from the court. There is another option that is similar to mediation called collaborative law. However, the two concepts differ in many ways. 

How does a collaborative divorce work?

If you are no longer happy in your marriage, you may be thinking of filing for a divorce. However, there is another option to consider that could help you avoid the delays, hassles and frustrations of going through an Ohio court. This option is called collaboration. According to the American Bar Association, it allows you to work with your partner under the advisement of an attorney to dissolve your marriage without involving the court.

Resolving Divorce Issues Through Collaborative Law

No matter the length of a union, when couples decide to end a marriage, the divorce process can be very demanding and require numerous decisions to be made. Despite that, it does not need to be an overly emotional, drawn-out battle filled with animosity, as many suspect it to be. Our law firm understands that the stereotypes of the divorce process can cause spouses in Ohio to fear and stress about marriage dissolution. But divorcing couples should understand they have options that could allow them to resolve their divorce issues in a cooperative manner.

Using Collaborative Divorce During the Holidays

A recent blog discussed the challenges some Ohio families might face during the holidays. Divorced families means splitting up time spent with a child or children. While it is an obvious step that must be taken, it is also a step that could produce several disputes. In order to keep up with the spirit of the holidays and avoid unfortunate and emotional arguments about parenting time, divorced parents could consider different strategies to address this post-divorce issue.

What Ohio collaborative divorce options are available?

The decision to get a divorce in Ohio is just the beginning of the process that will require countless decisions. In order to initiate the process, a spouse or the couple must not only file for divorce with the court, but also consider what method to use to get them to a divorce settlement to finalize their dissolution. Couples divorcing in Ohio often question what options are available to them and how do they decide what option is best for them.

Considering liabilities when an ex-spouse dies

When a couple in Ohio is struggling with the dissolution process, they often consider various options in order to get through it without going into debt. While it can be challenging to sort through all their differences as well as their property and assets, reaching an amicable divorce settlement is a likely possibility. While the property division process can be challenging, taking the time to divide everything properly could help them avoid future problems.

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