Collaborative Divorce in New Jersey | What You Should Know

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There are few things more complicated in life than divorce. Of course, nobody ever wants to imagine the day where there is no other option but to divorce their spouse, however, divorce is an incredibly common reality in our society. If you are someone who is currently going through the divorce process and you cannot agree on the terms of your divorce with your spouse, you are in what is known as a contested divorce. That being said, most contested divorces generally enter the litigation process, which can be costly–in time, money, and aggravation. This is why, oftentimes, spouses in contested divorces will look to other options in the hopes that they can avoid litigation. One of those alternative dispute resolution options is known as collaborative divorce. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Bergen County divorce attorneys to learn more about collaborative divorce and how we can assist you through every step of the process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens in a collaborative divorce?

When a couple chooses collaborative divorce, they are essentially choosing to avoid litigation and resolve their divorce outside of the courtroom setting. Collaborative divorce is a bit different than other forms of alternate dispute resolution in that both you and your spouse will have to sign a binding agreement at the outset of the process to confirm that you are committed to working with one another to make the process work. Collaborative divorce often involves various other parties, such as financial analysts, psychologists, attorneys, accountants, and more. These outside parties are here to help resolve any outstanding issues you may have.

What are the benefits of having a collaborative divorce?

There are many benefits of this type of divorce. To start, it will help you resolve critical divorce terms, such as child support, alimony, child custody, and more, outside of the courtroom setting and on your own accord. This often allows for an outcome that works best for you, your spouse, and your children. It often makes for a far less hostile process, and, ultimately, helps save many spouses time and money. If you are ready to begin the process or you have any further questions regarding collaborative divorce in New Jersey, give us a call today.

Contact our experienced Bergen County firm

At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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