What is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional court proceedings designed to help couples separate and settle issues while minimizing emotional stress, including highly sensitive topics. Marriage is a contract. And, while it may seem unusual to think about it in this way, divorce is simply the termination of that contract. In Pennsylvania, you can end the marriage contract by mutual agreement with your spouse. This is a “no-fault” divorce and the most common way couples choose to end their marriage. There are also fault grounds for a divorce that require a hearing and are rare. In either case, you will likely choose to work with a divorce lawyer to navigate Pennsylvania’s laws for spousal and child support, child custody, and equitable distribution laws.

Make the divorce process less adversarial. Collaborative divorce lawyers and professionals work with their clients to minimize the emotional stress of divorce and dissolve marriages without traditional court processes and litigation. Obtain legal advice from law professionals with many years of experience in Pennsylvania’s child custody and child support guidelines. If you’re located in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties, Philadelphia, or one of the surrounding areas, contact the Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania.


Achieve Effective Resolution in Divorce Without Litigation

Regardless of how you may proceed, ending a marriage is never easy and most times involves financial issues related to support for you or your children. If you have assets and debts, those will need to be apportioned between you and your spouse. If you have children, you will need to agree on a schedule of time for them to spend with each parent during the week, as well as holidays, vacations, and school breaks. An understanding will need to be reached on how major decisions relating to the children’s education, health, and spiritual training will be made. Not surprisingly, decisions involving the children are often emotionally charged. Attorneys and professionals that practice Collaborative Law aim to resolve challenging divorce issues without the formalities of public court proceedings.

Divorce Topics to Discuss with an Attorney

Collaborative Law Professionals will assist you in common divorce and family law topics and mediation discussions, including: