Most movies and television shows portray divorce as a contentious battle being fought in the courtroom. While many divorces unfortunately play out this way, there are more peaceful alternatives.

One of those alternatives is collaborative divorce, wherein the terms of divorce are decided at the negotiating table by mutual agreement of both spouses. Compared to traditional litigation, collaborative divorce tends to be less expensive, less time-consuming and less contentious.

Finding A Qualified Attorney Is Crucial

Not all lawyers have the necessary credentials to oversee this process. But our firm's attorney, Michael Bouldin, is trained and certified in collaborative divorce in both Kentucky and Ohio. He is a member and board member of The Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, Inc.

How Does It Work?

The first step is for the spouses to agree upon and hire a certified collaborative lawyer. He or she will act as a neutral mediator. In almost all cases, each spouse is also represented by his or her own attorney.

Through a series of meetings and negotiations, the parties work out all aspects of their divorce, including property division and any other terms needed to reach a settlement. When all terms are agreed upon, the paperwork will be reviewed and signed.

Collaborative divorce is not right for every couple. But because of its many benefits, you may want to discuss it with us at your first consultation.

Contact Us To Learn More About Collaborative Divorce

Located in Covington, Bouldin Law Firm serves clients throughout Northern Kentucky as well as southwestern Ohio. To schedule an appointment with a Kenton County family law attorney, call us at 859-581-6453 or send us an email.