Should I Get a Collaborative Divorce?
There’s something called collaborative divorce and people ask me, “Why don’t I do a collaborative divorce? Why wouldn’t everybody use collaborative divorce?” Basically, collaborative divorce is a type of mediation. It means you’re going to work with each other and try to resolve your issues amicably – without the assistance of a judge. What that really means is that you sign a piece of paper that says, “I’m not going to file a complaint for divorce. I’m going to work through the process on my own time with my spouse and we’ll try to figure it out.” It is generally a very good process, and it can work.
The problem is that, by its very nature, the divorce process is antagonistic and adversarial. You’ve got to be tough, smart, and experienced. You have to understand that some issues will not be resolvable. No matter what you say, and no matter what you do, you’re going to need a human being in a black robe to sit as a judge and look at you and your spouse and say, “Okay. You, sir, are wrong. You, madam, are wrong. You, sir, are right. You, madam, are right.” Somewhere, somehow, the judge is going to figure this out. The collaborative divorce process is a great option if you are, at some level, amicable with your spouse. Go for it. Try it. Try to get it done. In the end, anything that can keep you out of the process of divorce is going to be helpful to you and your family.
Do you think a collaborative divorce is right for your marriage? Contact a dedicated Divorce Attorney like Christopher Leon Garibian in Parsippany for knowledgeable advice.
Christopher Leon Garibian, Esq. is a partner in the matrimonial and family law department of Weiner Law Group LLP. He has over 19 years of experience handling a multitude of Divorce and Family Law Matters throughout New Jersey. He is passionate about family law and takes pride in his ability to effectuate real change in the lives of his clients. He is certified by the State Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. If you are in need of an experienced Divorce Attorney or Family Law Attorney in NJ, contact us today for compassionate, long lasting legal solutions.