People considering divorce should choose the method that best suits their goals for the process and for their lives after marriage. For many, collaborative divorce provides distinct advantages over traditional litigation and mediation. At Tucker Mitnik, P.A., we have used the collaborative process often since it was first introduced in Florida. Our attorneys are trained and experienced in this method and can assess whether you and your spouse are good candidates for it.
There are many advantages to a collaborative divorce:
However, collaborative divorce is not for everyone. Ask yourself if the following statements are true:
If all of these statements are true for you, you may be a good candidate for collaborative divorce.
In collaborative divorce, each spouse selects an attorney to join in sessions to negotiate agreement on the ancillary issues, such as property division, child custody, child support and alimony. The spouses agree that if expert advice is necessary from an accountant or psychologist, they will limit themselves to one person in each field to work for both of them. The goal is to reach a settlement agreement the spouses can sign and present to a judge for approval. While the collaborative process is not binding on the parties, their attorneys sign an agreement pledging to withdraw as counsel if the collaborative process fails. The prospect of starting from scratch with a new pair of lawyers helps keep the parties invested in the success of the collaboration.
If you believe collaborative divorce suits your circumstances, speak to an attorney with experience in the process. Call Tucker Mitnik, P.A. today at 321-392-5239 or contact our Melbourne office online.