Making the decision to get divorced is never easy. There are a lot of factors to consider, and you want to make sure that you are making the best decision for yourself and your family. One of the decisions that you will have to make is whether to go through a collaborative divorce or mediation process. Both of these processes help to prevent litigation, and they have their individual unique features.
When you decide to go through a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse will each have your own attorney. You also get to work with a team of other professionals, such as financial advisors and therapists, to help you through the process. The goal of the collaborative divorce process is to come to an agreement on all aspects of the divorce, including child custody and property division. This process can be beneficial because it allows you and your spouse to have control over the outcome of your divorce.
Mediation is a process where you and your spouse will meet with a neutral mediator who can help you communicate and negotiate with each other. The goal of mediation is to come to an agreement on all aspects of the divorce without going to court. This process can be beneficial because it can help you save time and money. It can also be less stressful than going through a traditional divorce.
In the end, trying to maintain communication and a civil relationship with your spouse is always going to be the best option for you, your spouse and your children. If you can come to an agreement on all aspects of the divorce without going to court, then mediation or collaborative divorce may be right for you. However, if you and your spouse are not able to communicate or negotiate with each other, then you may need to go through a traditional divorce.