DuPage County Collaborative Law Attorneys
Collaborative Law for Divorce Can Be An Alternative to Litigation
Divorce and child custody cases often stir strong emotions and lead to heated disagreements. Unfortunately, litigation usually strains family relationships even further. By using collaborative law, both sides work together to find a solution that is right for them. Each party retains a lawyer, but the approach is not adversarial like it is in the litigated process.
The DuPage County collaborative law attorneys at Andrew Cores Family Law Group have the experience to help your family resolve divorce, child custody, and spousal and child support issues without using the adversarial litigation process. If you are unfamiliar with collaborative law, contact our collaborative attorneys to discuss the options and the benefits of collaborative law.
How Is Collaborative Law Different Than Litigation?
In a trial, the court controls the divorce or custody proceedings and the outcome. However, with collaborative law, the clients control the outcome. Each person hires a collaborative law attorney, and everyone works together to find solutions that benefit the entire family. Because the atmosphere is more relaxed than a trial, people usually feel more comfortable honestly and openly discussing their needs and concerns.
A collaborative divorce may be more cost effective than a traditional divorce because the parties agree not to litigate. Both the attorneys and parties sign an agreement confirming that they will not litigate the matter, and if the collaborative process fails, both attorneys must withdraw from your case. The collaborative process may also be less time-consuming than a trial because it allows for more creative solutions to a family's problems.
Another benefit of collaborative law is that it is less stressful on everyone, especially children. Parents work together to create a parenting agreement, rather than battling in court. In addition, the family benefits from the help of professionals in child development, parenting, and financial matters. Other professionals, such as a conversation or divorce coach, or therapists, can also work with the family. They are neutral parties whose roles are to help everyone reach an agreement.
Regardless of how you wish to resolve your family law case, our firm is committed to standing by you throughout the entirety of the matter. We will assess your situation and advise you on whether collaborative law is in line with your goals. To make an appointment, please call 630-871-1002 or contact us online. With offices in DuPage County and Kendall County, we offer convenient ways to consult with you.