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Overview of Collaborative Divorce

How does Collaborative Divorce work?

Amy Zylman Shimalla’s Answer:

Collaborative divorce is a process wherein the parties work with their attorneys to settle their case without involving the courts. The goal is a resolution that works for both parties and for their children. 98% of cases settle before trial. In Collaborative, settlement is the focus right from the start. Discussions take place in a conference room, rather than the courthouse. Temporary support and custody arrangements are agreed upon at the first meeting rather than the parties filing motions to the Court. Then the parties and counsel continue working toward a final settlement of all issues. Information and documentation is exchanged voluntarily rather than through formal discovery. Neutral experts are involved as needed. A comprehensive agreement is crafted. When an agreement is reached and a marital settlement agreement signed, a complaint is filed in order to process and finalize the divorce. Some counties allow this process to be finalized with the submission of certain paperwork, other counties require a brief court appearance to finalize the divorce.

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