A group of Michigan professionals are rallying around one particular path to an uncontested divorce. It’s called collaborative divorce.
In collaborative divorce, both spouses commit to pursuing an amicable resolution without the necessity of litigating.
Their methodology includes a team approach, with a lawyer for each spouse, mental health professionals, financial advisors, child experts, divorce coaches, etc.
A lot of folks. As many – or more – as in some litigated cases. But all unified in the goal of avoiding litigation.
Proponents of collaborative divorce maintain that it is less costly than other approaches to divorce.
One may reasonably question that premise, at least in certain cases, after considering the team roster.
But it definitely may be less emotionally costly and lead to better co-parenting relationships after the divorce.
The Michigan collaborative divorce group concedes that collaborative divorce may not be the best methodology in cases where there is a history of domestic violence, illness or mental health issues.
In reality, there are also other circumstances where collaborative divorce is likely not the most appropriate approach.
Collaborative divorce is certainly an approach worth considering under the right circumstances.
But collaborative divorce is just one approach to uncontested divorce in Florida and elsewhere. It is not the only approach to uncontested divorce.
If both spouses want to divorce amicably, without litigation, whether it is collaborative divorce or not, there is at least one approach to uncontested divorce that is right for them.
Read more in this Traverse City [MI] Record-Eagle article: Amicable Split: ‘Collaborative divorce’ offers fewer fights, costs.