Making Collaborative Divorce Work For You
If you are thinking of trying to resolve your divorce without going to court, collaborative divorce is the most flexible of all the options. You can involve as many experts and specialists you deem necessary or helpful. Even if you have complex issues such as high-value assets as part of your divorce, collaborative divorce can work for you.
At Caesar & Bender, LLP, we advocate using alternative dispute resolution options to settle a divorce anytime we can because it allows our clients to customize their divorce process to fit their needs. We have helped many clients throughout the Chicago area successfully settle their divorce or any other family law matter this way.
What Makes Collaborative Divorce Different?
In collaborative divorce, both parties can work together with their lawyers to find a settlement agreement that they can agree on, rather than going through litigation and having a judge decide their fate. Your agreement can include matters such as:
- Division of marital property – You can also agree on which property constitutes marital property and which is separate property. The flexibility of this process allows us to handle even the most complex, high-value assets.
- Handling real estate – For many couples, their house is their largest asset and they may have trouble deciding what to do with it.
- Child custody issues and financial support for children – Though this can be a contentious issue, you both want what is best for your children and we can help you figure out what that is.
We often use outside experts such as parenting specialists, mental health workers, accountants and other financial professionals to help you work through these matters. In the end, the judge must approve your agreement, and we can help guide you to a plan that will meet with the judge’s approval.