A growing trend in family law, collaborative divorce allows couples to work through a non confrontational, nonadversarial process to reach the best result for themselves and their children. At Lisa Bell, PA, I help clients in the Bradenton area and throughout Florida achieve lasting and amicable settlements through the collaborative process. I am ready to help you dissolve your marriage in a manner that will save time, stress and expense.
In collaborative divorce, each spouse hires an attorney, and the four work together to reach the best arrangement for the future. They address all the same concerns as those discussed during a traditional divorce, including:
However, rather than resolving conflicts out in court, the couple and their attorneys privately work in a manner that reduces stress and anxiety and moves quickly toward resolution.
The advantages of collaborative divorce are many:
If the collaborative process doesn’t work for you, you can easily transition to a traditional divorce. You and your spouse will hire new attorneys, so none of the private matters discussed in the collaborative meetings can be used in the adversarial process.
For collaborative divorce to succeed, an atmosphere of trust must exist. This is not possible in marriages where there has been domestic violence or emotional abuse. Such divorces are better suited to the adversarial process of the court.
If you believe the collaborative divorce process could work for you, call Lisa Bell, PA at 941-500-4785 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at my Bradenton office. I’ll give you all the information you need to move forward to a more hopeful future.