… is an effective process that involves both partners working together with a team of legal, financial, and mental health professionals to achieve a low cost and harmonious agreement.
Established in 1990 as an alternative means of dispute resolution, it is now accepted as the best option in Family Law for couples interested in maintaining a good relationship in the face of mounting stresses.
While each side still retains their own counsel, divorce costs are significantly reduced by having fewer steps, lower court costs, and reduced fees.
Unlike contested litigation, this approach works to protect relationships between spouses and indeed the entire family. The emphasis on working together rather than working against each other, allows for resolution to be agreed rather than enforced.
By identifying the needs and goals of each party to the divorce and the impact of this separation on the couple and children, professionals with legal, financial, and counseling expertise work to ensure that both parties walk away from the table with as amicable and fair and agreement as possible.
While a collaborative agreement is not the best solution for highly contentious divorces where each party is determined for victory whatever the cost, it is the ideal solution for couples that wish to retain some dignity and decorum in the midst of an otherwise potentially traumatic time of their lives.
Relying on which partner can procure the “best” attorney is a risk-laden route to deciding important facets of your post-married life. Nobody wins when divorce becomes war.
HarmonyUs has experience in working with couples just like you, interested in a solution that doesn’t require abject defeat for one of the partners and allows for a multifaceted agreement that cares for any children and allows each partner to move forward with their lives to where they can rebuild a future with promise.