Collaborative Divorce

Krentz, Salfisberg & Swanson Haggard. P.C.

Phone (630)-552-8213

 

100 W. Main Street Plano, IL 60545

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Collaborative Divorce as a Positive Way to Approach the Next Phase of Life

Emotions can come in the way and prevent couples from moving forward with the divorce process. Communication i s often nonexistent, respect is lost, and children are at a high risk for future emotional harm. Because of these issues, more and more couples are turning to the Collaborative Divorce Approach to resolve issues and peacefully come to an agreement for their future and that of their family.

Effective and open communication, respect, and cooperation is key to prevent damage in relationships in the long run. This approach can be healthier on the individuals involved, especially children, and can be less a less expensive alternative.

You and your spouse will meet with an attorney trained in collaborative law
Depending on your circumstance, other professionals such as a financial specialist, child specialist, and/or divorce coaches may be added to the team to help with the process
You and your spouse will have your first meeting with your attorneys and coach (if applicable) to plan goals, determine needs, and create alternatives
You and your spouse want to reach a financial settlement, and if children are involved, reach a fair co-parenting agreement

When to Consider Collaborative Divorce?

Communication and confidentially are important to you and your spouse
You want a healthy future for your children
You and your spouse will have your first meeting with your attorneys and coach (if applicable) to plan goals, determine needs, and create alternatives
You and your spouse will meet with all applicable attorneys and help involved to come to an agreement/plan and complete divorce tasks
The attorneys will prepare and file paperwork and finish the process in court

Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce

Less bitterness – with traditional divorces, relationships are often permanently damaged. This approach enables you and your spouse to respect each other throughout the process.

You choose your path – instead of the court making decisions for you, you and your spourse are empowered decision makers.

Benefits children – children are protected by a confidential, safe process.

Each party is a key part of the settlement team – both sides and experts work as a team to develop the best solution for the family.

Family Law Attorneys

Family Law is a large general practice area

This includes

  • Paternity Matters
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Guardianship
  • Divorce Representation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

As well as

  • Visitation
  • Division of Marital Assets
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Alimony & Maintenance

Cohabitation Agreements and spousal support are important factors to consider as well.

It does not matter what your legal concerns may be, we can help you find the best way to approach family issues and any subsequent matters, to ensure a supportive and less stressful process.

It does not matter what your legal concerns may be, we can help you find the best way to approach family issues and any subsequent matters, to ensure a supportive and less stressful process.