While some divorce cases are hotly contested, there are many former partners who wish to exit their marriage as gracefully as possible and with the minimal amount of stress and problems for both parties. Individuals may wish to fully support the ongoing relationship between their children and their ex-partner and maintain a respectful and amicable relationship. If you and your ex-partner take this view regarding your divorce and can rationally discuss the critical issues, including child custody, support and spousal maintenance as well as property division for resolution, you are good candidates for a collaborative divorce.
In a collaborative divorce, both parties sign a contract agreeing to a spirit of honesty and cooperation. They agree not to enter into litigation, respect each other's priorities, and to fully disclose all relevant financial information, and not to take advantage of any errors by the other party. The two parties work together for a mutually agreeable resolution. If you choose to pursue this option, you can work with a Rockville divorce attorney, as well as have assistance from financial experts and other professionals to resolve matters such as child custody, visitation, child support, property division and spousal support.
With 35 years of trial experience, we at the Gardner Law Firm, P.C. have garnered a reputation for success in both divorce litigation, as well as providing the needed legal counsel in negotiating a collaborative divorce. The benefits of a collaborative divorce include avoiding the cost of litigation as well as avoiding the emotional damage and stress for all concerned, particularly any children of the marriage. Additionally, there is no public record of the details of your marriage dissolution and you are able to determine your own futures and have much more leeway as to the agreements you elect. Our legal expertise and familiarity with all matters in divorce allows us to keep you informed of your rights and present positive, creative solutions that protect you and your interests.
Contact a Rockville collaborative divorce attorney if you and your ex-partner wish to take this route in ending your marriage.