Can a collaborative divorce help me?

Have you or your spouse indicated a desire to get divorced? Perhaps you have jointly come to this decision. Either way, you are not alone. Many other New Jersey couples have walked this path before you while others do so along with you today. However, no two couples are alike and therefore no two divorces are alike. When deciding how best to work through your divorce, you will want to make sure you select the process that is best for you.

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on what is referred to as collaborative divorce. Much has been written heralding the benefits of this approach to a divorce with an emphasis on the reduced level of conflict as well as the reduced costs when compared to a traditional litigated divorce. While these things should great in theory, they do not always come to fruition. A collaborative divorce can yield such results but only in the right situations.

According to Forbes, people should choose collaborative divorce with care. If either spouse has a problem with substance abuse or addition, for example, this method of divorce would not be recommended. The same holds true if any violence has occurred in the family. Uneven levels of power can also contribute to failed attempts to pursue collaborative divorce because one person can too easily hide assets or coerce the other into agreements not really acceptable to them.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but general information about the pros and cons of a collaborative divorce in New Jersey.