It’s rough for everyone involved whenever a couple decides to end their relationship or get divorced. It’s such an emotional toll for everybody and then on top of that you have to worry about splitting up your possessions in the process. Thankfully, with collaborative law you are able to successfully come to a compromise that both parties are fairly satisfied with.
For collaborative law to come into effect, both parties involved will first be required to sign an agreement that confirms that the couple both agree to the collaborative law process. This agreement is binding (meaning neither party will be able to get out of it later) and it also means that the lawyer of one of the people involved can’t represent the other person in the future during the entire situation. This prevents a conflict of interest from happening.
One of the good things about collaborative law is that it is easier on the checkbooks for both parties involved. The process goes much smoother and specialists are assigned to certain aspects of the separation. This means it will most likely be a cheaper process than if someone tried to come at the other person for everything they had.
Though this is usually done at the end of a marriage, it’s also possible to sign a pre-nuptial agreement before the marriage ever takes place. Although this agreement is probably a smart thing to do financially, many couples don’t go through with it since they never see themselves ever splitting up when they first get married and they don’t want to sour a relationship from the start.
Although divorce is a terrible thing, don’t make it any worse than it already is. Going through this process is a preferred way to go in most situations to make sure it’s as painless as it can reasonably be.