Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative DivorceCollaborative Divorce – going through divorce can make you and your spouse feel isolated and alone, unsure of where to turn for support and advice.

Unlike the traditional litigated divorce, collaborative divorce offers you and your spouse a team of skilled and compassionate professionals who work together on your behalf.

The collaborative divorce team members help you manage the many aspects of divorce – the legal issues, the emotional turmoil, the concerns for children and the financial and property questions – for the benefit of your family as a whole. The team meets regularly to help you and your spouse make decisions on Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Plans, Division of Property and DebtsAlimony | Spousal Support.

A collaborative divorce begins with a pledge by both spouses not to go to court. You and your spouse make a commitment to an honest exchange of information, and to focus on solutions that take into account what is best for the entire family. Mutual respect is the underlying principal. The process fosters an environment where respect is given and received, so discussions are more productive and an agreement on Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Plans, Division of Property and DebtsAlimony | Spousal Support is reached more easily.

During the divorce process, you and your spouse share all information, set goals and agendas, gather information, identify issues, generate options, and decide whether or not to use neutral experts. In the end, your family spends less than you would have spent individually on the divorce process because you share both information and neutral expert assistance.

If you and your spouse are interested in the collaborative divorce process, both must retain a collaborative divorce lawyer. Collaborative attorneys are lawyers who have been specially trained in the collaborative process. CJ and the Remboldt Law Firm was specially trained in the collaborative process. The following link includes additional information on the collaborative divorce process, and a list of area attorneys specially trained in the collaborative divorce process for your spouse to choose from.

If your spouse agrees to use the collaborative divorce process, the process begins with a four-way meeting between you and your spouse and both collaborative attorneys where a Participation Agreement and a Joint Petition For The Marriage Dissolution action is initiated.

If you are interested in learning more about our collaborative divorce services, contact the Remboldt Law Firm to schedule your free initial consultation.

The important aspects of a collaborative divorce is:

  • Encourages mutual respect
  • Emphasizes the needs of children
  • Avoids going to court
  • Keeps control of the process with the spouses
  • Provides for open communication
  • Utilizes a problem-solving approach
  • Identifies and addresses interests and concerns of all
  • Prepares individuals for new lives

How To Proceed

Call 404-348-4081 and arrange for a free telephone consultation, at that time CJ will help you decide if the collaborative process is right for you and your family.

If you have agreed on a divorce and all the divorce terms, an Uncontested Divorce Attorney can assist you in getting your divorce completed.    In the mean time, you may find the Georgia Child Support Worksheet helpful.  Also, if you are considering an uncontested divorce, you may find the Uncontested Divorce Worksheet helpful in moving forward with an uncontested divorce.