Collaborative divorce is sometimes called “divorce with dignity” because the process resolves disputed issues by building on areas of mutual agreement. Collaboration is an alternative to conventional litigation, which many people find intimidating.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Each spouse is represented by a lawyer, who in conjunction with the two parties works toward a positive outcome. You may also be assisted by professionals such as financial planners and child specialists. In collaborative practice, the two spouses and the professional team agree to be cooperative, forthcoming and willing to work together to achieve a resolution.
Preventing Costly, Contentious Court Battles
If after honest effort you are unable to reach an agreement, the lawyers and other professionals must withdraw from the case. The two parties can convene a new session, choose mediation as a second alternative or go to court for traditional litigation.
Advantages Of The Collaborative Approach
- Less bitterness, anger and stress
- More affordable
- It can create win-win solutions
- Both parties retain control over their futures
- It protects your privacy, your assets and your family
- It avoids court
The attorney and other professionals of Wiejaczka Law, P.C., guide our clients through informal discussions and conferences, with the goal of solving problems jointly and preventing costly, contentious court battles. In cases with minor children, collaboration prioritizes their needs rather than having them be a casualty of divorce.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Includes Divorce Mediation
Michelle G. Wiejaczka has been a fellow of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois since 2002. She is experienced in both collaborative practice and mediation. If this approach sounds right for you, give us a call.
A kinder, gentler way to divorce. Our collaborative divorce attorney at Wiejaczka Law, P.C. works to create a more peaceful approach to dissolution. For more information, call 847-526-4909, or write us using this online form.
Looking at divorce? In the courtroom or in mediation, Wiejaczka Law, P.C., offers user-friendly solutions to difficult family conflicts. Call Wiejaczka Law at 847-526-4909, or write us using this online form.