Choosing an Attorney for Your Collaborative Divorce
Before choosing an attorney for your collaborative divorce, you should understand the collaborative divorce process. Instead of traditionally hostile and contentious litigation, the collaborative divorce involves an informal, private, non-adversarial process designed to create a fair and mutually agreeable divorce settlement. The role of lawyers in a collaborative divorce is to advise their clients about their legal rights, but also to facilitate an open discussion of all issues related to their divorce. While the parties are responsible for directing their own settlement discussions, attorneys are there to help focus the conversation and identify the issues that the parties need to resolve as part of their divorce settlement. Parties also may enlist the assistance of other professionals, including mental health professionals, appraisers, and accountants, as needed to assist with issues related to your divorce.
If you are interested in a collaborative divorce, then a fierce and aggressive divorce attorney who is dedicated to litigating every detail of your divorce to “win” is probably not for you. Rather, you need a skilled and experienced collaborative divorce lawyer who knows how to facilitate a divorce agreement that serves your individual needs, as well as those of any children involved. Choosing the collaborative divorce attorney who can most effectively assist you with your divorce is not an easy or inconsequential decision. You need someone who understands your goals for your divorce proceedings and with whom you can speak openly and honestly about issues related to your divorce. As divorce can involve sensitive and difficult issues, you must be able to trust and rely on your collaborative divorce lawyer throughout every step of the divorce process.
As collaborative divorce attorneys, we focus our efforts on working with our clients, their spouses, and their attorneys to reach a settlement on all issues relevant to the divorce. Our goal is to provide you with the legal knowledge that you need to make informed decisions about your collaborative divorce case.
A Westchester County collaborative divorce attorney can guide you through every step of the collaborative divorce process. We know that you are likely to have many questions, both now and in the future, about issues related to your divorce. At Miller Law Group, we have assisted countless clients through their divorce and family law cases. Contact our office today and see how we can help.