Divorcing Before the Holidays? How a Collaborative Divorce Might Be Right for You

Father, daughter, mother in front of Christmas tree holding presents.While it’s not a present that one dreams about receiving during the holidays, divorce happens more than most realize during this time, and it can be a complicated process.

However, all is not lost, and your holidays are not doomed to disaster. When you choose to work within the collaborative divorce framework, a peaceful holiday is truly possible.

By using several different experts during the process, such as lawyers, financial neutrals, divorce and mediation coaches, along with child life specialists, your divorce will be handled out of court, under budget and finalized in a shorter amount of time. Best of all, your family unit will be intact. This is priceless, especially when children are involved.

Here are some indications that the collaborative divorce framework might be right for you and your family if you:

  • Want some control over the outcome
  • Are able and willing to communicate and mediate with each other
  • Want to finalize your divorce promptly at less cost
  • Interested in co-parenting
  • Are willing to let petty and small differences go for the greater good
  • Don’t feel intimidated by each other
  • Both of you would like to dissolve your marriage without going to court

The collaborative divorce plan is not based on an adversary thought process. It is based on being on the same team, working towards a peaceful agreement that works for all involved.

When you utilize the experts in the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, you can let down your anxiety and stress because you will know that when your divorce is finalized, each party involved, including your children, will be ready to face the future with confidence.

Call us today if you would like to learn more about how our members at the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association can help you and your spouse finalize your divorce and preserve your family for the holidays!

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.


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