Bergen County Collaborative Divorce Attorneys
Divorce Without Litigation in Bergen County, NJ
Many people assume that in order to get a divorce, they will have to go to court and fight out their differences in front of a judge. While this is sometimes the case, it is not always necessary. In some cases, couples can agree to a divorce and handle it outside of the courtroom. This is known as a collaborative divorce.
At TMO Law Firm, we offer collaborative divorce services to couples in Bergen County, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. Collaborative divorce offers a viable alternative to the traditional courtroom process, and can be a less stressful, more efficient, and cost-effective option for many couples.
Collaborative Divorce Process
A collaborative divorce generally follows this process:
- The spouses and their divorce attorneys come to an agreement on all issues, such as property division, child custody and support, and spousal support.
- The spouses and their attorneys then draft a collaborative divorce agreement, which is submitted to the judge for approval.
- The judge reviews the agreement and either approves or modifies it, as necessary.
Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative divorce offers a number of benefits, including:
- Lower costs
- Less time-consuming
- Less stressful for the parties
Collaborative divorce can also help facilitate an amicable divorce for the parties, and can limit the impact of negative emotions on the children of the family. However, it is important to note that not all cases are appropriate for collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is not recommended for cases where there is a history of domestic violence or abuse, substance abuse, or mental health issues, as these could make it difficult for the parties to reach an agreement.
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