Collaborative divorce process growing in popularity

When people in Salt Lake City go through a divorce, it is often a bitter experience where they and their spouse argue over child support, custody, money, and even things not related to the divorce itself. As a result of their divorce, they often remain embittered towards their ex-spouse, which can make it difficult for children and themselves. However, couples are starting to embrace collaborative divorce as a way to avoid unnecessary conflicts and remain cordial, if not friendly, with each other.

Started in the 1980's, collaborative divorce is a proceeding that encourages spouses to work together instead of fighting each other. With a collaborative divorce, the spouses make decisions that work for them with the assistance of a team of professionals to guide them. Rather than making choices based on emotions, couples look at the divorce in the same way that businesses look at contracts.

For example, one couple, who used the collaborative divorce method, agreed that it made sense for child support to extend through their children's college years. By working together, couples can ensure that the stress is lessened on their children and that each parent will feel comfortable attending recitals, games, and other important events for their children with the other parent there.

While collaborative law may not work for every couple, it can be a relatively painless transaction that helps people move forward in their lives without feeling cheated or taken advantage of. For couples that are seeking to avoid conflict, they may want to talk to an attorney that works with collaborative methods to learn more about it.


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