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Can collaborative divorce filing make people happier compared to a normal divorce?

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2022 | Family Law

Collaborative divorce can help to make the process of dissolving a marriage more manageable for both parties.

When spouses are able to agree to the most important matters that they need to decide, they do not need to go through the stress and expense of litigation. Here are some of the key advantages of collaborative divorce.

Resolve matters with more autonomy and less risk

In the process of getting a divorce, you and your spouse will make a lot of significant decisions about what happens with your property. If you do not attempt to reach a mutual agreement, you will both lose some of your ability to make choices by leaving matters up to a judge. Collaborative divorce can spare you from being in the position of having a third party determine important outcomes and enables you to retain more control over the divorce process.

Be self-advocates instead of adversaries

The logistics of getting a divorce can pit spouses’ interests against one another. After years of sharing collective interests, this dramatic change in dynamic can naturally fuel contention in litigation.

A collaborative divorce may help to make people more comfortable recognizing and reconciling diverging interests. Parties can work together constructively to compromise and address one another’s independent interests equitably.

Ultimately, collaborative divorce proceedings could effectively diffuse conflict and spare both parties from experiencing unnecessary hostility. When you keep the channels of communication open and collaborate to make decisions, you may be better able to maintain a positive perspective on moving forward.