I have never had anyone endorse or say positive things about going through a litigated divorce, particularly if there are children involved. The destruction and turmoil can be very horrible on a personal level. At best, if you litigate your divorce you may end up with a little bit more property than the other side but you will have incurred some substantial personal turmoil to get it and you have to ask, is it worth it?
Collaborative Divorce is your alternative to the destruction that accompanies a traditional litigated divorce. When you choose a collaborative divorce you are taking the first and biggest step towards moving on with your life rather than spending 9-12 months (or more) in front of a judge rehashing the past and assigning blame. This is something that many people feel is worth talking about as you can see below:
Divorce is a painful event, but if there was a way to lessen the pain, collaborative divorce is the way to go. My wife and I had decided to end our 10-year marriage. We wanted to do it as amicably, fairly and easily as possible. Traditional divorce creates barriers between the parties and advocates antagonistic behavior. In the end of a traditional divorce, a judge decides based on the evidence presented. Collaborative divorce lessens the adversity and puts the power to finish the relationship back in your hands. The process is legal and logical. Lawyers help you work out any legal issues, but all of the separation of property is decided by you and your ex-spouse. It truly is a revolutionary way to approach what is arguably the worst event besides death. – Director of System Engineering at Large IT Firm
Call The Shea Law Firm at (832) 592-7913 if you need to get a divorce without the destruction that goes along with litigation.