Collaboration: A Peaceful Way To A Florida Divorce
No one likes the thought of a contentious, drawn-out divorce that leaves both sides financially and emotionally drained. Yet many people still choose traditional divorce litigation, often because they do not know about other options.
At KLK Family Law in Clearwater, attorney Kim Kaszuba offers individuals an alternate way to dissolve their marriage: collaborative resolution. This method eliminates much of the stress of divorce litigation and can also be less expensive than the traditional route.
How Collaborative Dispute Resolution Differs From Conventional Divorce Litigation
During the collaborative process, each party retains a lawyer and signs an agreement that includes a statement that they will not pursue any matter of the divorce in court. If the agreement breaks down, each person must withdraw from the collaborative practice, retain new lawyers and resolve the divorce in court. This would add considerable time and expense to the divorce process. Some people consider this an incentive to work together so they do not end up in court.
Unlike traditional divorce, collaborative resolution is not an adversarial process. Instead, the parties and their attorneys work together on reaching an agreement to all elements of the divorce, which can include property division, spousal support, child custody and more.
In addition, experts such as financial professionals, mental health professionals, coaches and other specialists may be brought on to help the couple resolve difficult or complex matters.
The Benefits Are Often Significant
People who use collaborative practice for divorce and other family law matters often realize many benefits, including:
- The ability to maintain family relationships instead of destroying them
- Less stress and hardship for children
- A lower cost than traditional divorce
- Privacy, because the details are not made public
Since each case is unique, it’s important to consult with a reputable, experienced attorney in this area for guidance on the process as it pertains to certain circumstances.
Trust An Attorney With More Than 20 Years Of Experience
Board-certified in marital and family law by the state of Florida and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter attorney Kim Kaszuba is an expert in family law matters. Her knowledge and years of experience are unmatched by many other attorneys in the area.