Collaborative divorce has been around for about 30 years, yet it is still blossoming as a method of resolving divorce issues. In legal world, it is still in its infancy. Essentially, the parties and their attorneys sign an agreement to hold the process outside of the traditional court systems. They may employ family specialists, financial specialists, valuation experts or others to assist the parties in amicably resolving any and all disputes.
Once an agreement is reached, the attorneys file it with the courts and submit additional paperwork in order to legally complete and finalize the divorce. The terms of the agreement become the terms of the Divorce Decree and are adopted by the Courts. Once adopted, they become court Orders which are enforceable by the Courts.
Having practiced divorce law for over 25 years, I have had the opportunity to represent over 2,500 individuals through the divorce process. Once the collaborative training was complete, over 15 years ago, I saw that my ability to guide clients through the process has greatly improved. The Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, Inc. is a great place to gain more information and review which attorneys practice collaborative divorce in your location. Other professionals are also highlighted as they often work with the parties to achieve a mutually agreeable resolution.
If you are considering divorce, make sure to review your options and discuss whether collaborative dissolution/divorce is in your best interest with your legal counsel. For consultation in Northern Kentucky or Cincinnati, contact Michael Bouldin at 859-581-6453 or use contact form.