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Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?

Hackensack Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Copy of mediation-decisionsGuiding Bergen County clients through collaborative divorces

When a couple wants to end their marriage in a quick and cost-efficient manner, they may choose collaborative law in order to come to an agreement outside of the courtroom. Collaborative law and mediation are very similar. The key difference between the two is that mediation usually proceeds with one moderator and the two participants with no attorney present for legal advice. Collaborative law has the presence of attorneys who will actively participate in the negotiations as they protect the interests of their client. There are many benefits to collaborative law. If you are getting a divorce, you have a lot to consider. Debra F. Schneider, Esq.  is available to guide you through your options and represent your interests in the process of collaborative law.

Collaborative law is quick and cost-efficient

One of the most prominent benefits of the collaborative law process is the money and time saved by the participants. A court case has attorney fees and court costs that grow as the process continues. Discovery is a major part of divorce litigation and attorneys will sometimes work for many hours in order to represent their client’s interests. Through collaborative law, attorneys are ready to address the important factors and end the marriage in an efficient manner. Most collaborative law matters can conclude within a few meetings if the participants are open and ready to move forward. A divorce case can last upwards of a full year and more before coming to an end. Collaborative law can end the matter within a few months. In fortunate cases, most of the time spent is waiting for a court to pass the final judgment on the case.

Collaborative law helps clients retain control over their future

Through mediation and collaborative law, clients are able to set aside their emotions in order to come to an agreement on issues related to the marriage. Clients are satisfied with the outcome of collaborative law because they retain control over their future. Many couples find it easier to live with the results of collaborative law and mediation versus having a judge decide the matter for them. Often, a court will judge on a matter based on the laws of the state. Though they will take into consideration a number of factors, a couple knows more about their legal situation than a court. Couples who participate in collaborative law are usually happier they chose this option.

Collaborative law is confidential

Court cases are a public matter. People who litigate their marriage can see an emotional court battle that discusses sensitive matters in a public forum. Collaborative law is a private process. When a couple comes to the end of their marriage and decides to use collaborative law, the topics are discussed in a confidential and respectful manner. The process is more successful because the couple feels free to talk honestly about more topics and come to an amicable conclusion on matters that are important to them. Through collaborative law, a couple can feel comfortable in knowing their discussion will stay in the room.

Contact a Bergen County firm to represent your interests

Debra F. Schneider, Esq. serves the people of Bergen County and the greater New Jersey area with effective representation regarding collaborative law matters. Ms. Schneider ready to represent your interests in a constructive and respectful negotiation process that works towards a conclusion everyone can live with. If you need quality legal advice or representation, contact Debra F. Schneider, Esq.  The firm is passionate about helping divorcing spouses get through tough times. Allow Debra F. Schneider, Esq. to guide you through the process and resolve the issues as quickly as possible and with as little cost to you. Don’t hesitate to call for a consultation.

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