On behalf of Cooper & Tanis, P.C. posted in divorce mediation on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.
Divorce can be a difficult and antagonistic process for Colorado couples. Professionals such as doctors have rigorous schedules, and these demands can take a significant toll on a family. When divorce results, there can be huge costs to litigate the matter, and high-earning professionals may face serious costs in order to finalize such a matter. However, there are some alternatives that can minimize the animosity and save money.
Alternative methods such as divorce mediation or collaboration can simplify the process by providing a respectful environment in which issues can be discussed from a problem solving perspective. When individuals facing divorce are aware of these options at the outset, they can pursue the matter without racking up huge legal fees. In many cases, divorce litigation causes grief for both parties as they are subject to the judgment of an outside party. In more collaborative avenues, spouses are able to vocalize their goals, and the professionals involved work to find methods for satisfying the needs and interests of each party. This is a win-win scenario in many cases.
If there are areas involving children or finances that require the input of a specialist, one expert acts on behalf of both parties in a collaborative or mediation setting. Spouses may appreciate the privacy afforded as they bypass litigation. These methods can also be helpful for shortening the time needed to finalize the divorce. It is important to remember that any agreements reached should be formalized through legal avenues to make certain that they are enforceable in the future. It is also important to realize that some situations may be so complex or serious that litigation is still advisable.
Although it may be helpful to do some research on alternative approaches to divorce, it may eventually be necessary to involve a lawyer to ensure that a collaborative or mediation divorce is handled appropriately. It may be helpful to identify a lawyer with experience in these areas as the possibilities are considered.