Not all divorces have to be nasty, bitter, contentious events that lead to a lifetime of harsh feelings. Instead, individuals in Georgia who find themselves getting a divorce can opt for a collaborative divorce, which is when a couple ends their marriage without going to court.
The most important thing to realize is that a collaborative divorce doesn’t mean that there are no professionals involved in the process. Collaborative divorces can take place when couples decide to work with mediators, attorneys or other divorce professionals. Typically, both parties in the divorce hire their own attorneys, and those attorneys work out an arrangement that works for both clients.
Depending on how familiar the attorneys involved in the collaborative divorce process are with all of the family law statutes in their state, it may be necessary to bring in a child custody specialist or an accountant to handle other details of the divorce. These professionals can work with one or both of the parties listed in the divorce.
The most beneficial aspects of a collaborative divorce are found in the way that the process can save both time and money. Time is saved when both parties agree to provide all information pertaining to the divorce filing up front, which reduces the amount of time spent waiting for documents and other information. Money is saved when the necessary legal procedures are handled away from an actual court.
An individual looking to file for a collaborative divorce is encouraged to work with an attorney who has experience in this option. The attorney may review the divorce filing and all the assets involved in order to begin negotiating on behalf of their client.