How Does Collaborative Divorce Work in New Jersey?

Divorce is complicated, and nobody wants to endure the grueling litigation process. However, if you and your spouse are in a contested divorce, you may have to do so. When your divorce enters litigation, your assets may be subjected to equitable distribution, and a judge will, therefore, ultimately decide the outcome of your divorce. If this sounds unappealing to you, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are other options on the table, such as collaborative divorce. If avoiding the litigation process is something you and your spouse would like to try, please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey collaborative divorce attorneys to learn more about how we can help.

What is the collaborative divorce process like?

The primary objective of collaborative divorce is to get both you and your spouse to work together to reach divorce terms that you can both agree upon outside of the courtroom setting. When you and your spouse begin the collaborative divorce process, you will have to sign a binding agreement that establishes both you and your spouse will stay committed to the process. From here, you will begin finding ways to resolve any disputes you may have. Collaborative divorce is called so because oftentimes, these divorces will involve attorneys, psychologists, accountants, financial analysts, and more. These outside parties exist to help put your situation into perspective to hopefully make it easier to come to an agreement in the long run.

How can collaborative divorce be a better option?

When your collaborative divorce is a success, it means you and your spouse found ways to agree upon terms of child custody, alimony, parenting time, child support, asset division, and more. This is not easy to do, which is why you should feel proud you and your former spouse were able to compromise and create a solution that works for both of you, and, not to mention, your children. Since couples feel as though their voices are actually heard in collaborative divorces, the outcome is oftentimes easier to accept and feels far less forced. If you believe that you and your spouse are ready and willing to try the collaborative divorce process, please do not hesitate to reach out to our compassionate, knowledgeable firm. We are ready to help.

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 moving out of your marital home during your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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