When it comes to divorce, it’s important to know that you have process options. While a traditional divorce through litigation has been the most common proceeding for decades, a newer divorce model is creating much-needed change. Collaborative divorce is becoming more popular not only in North Carolina and across the nation, but also internationally – and for good reason. At my Charlotte-based law firm, ROAD to RESOLUTION, we focus on divorce mediation and collaborative family law. As an experienced family law attorney, I truly believe that there are endless benefits to choosing collaborative divorce, including the ability to save time and money due to the following factors:
You probably never thought you’d have to research about the process of getting a divorce.
I can relate to that statement, as can most of my clients. Like many before me, I thought my marriage would last forever. Yet, sometimes circumstances change, people grow apart, and relationships end. That was the case for my ex-husband and me nearly 15 years ago when we realized our marriage was over. We separated amicably as we navigated through the waters of divorce and co-parenting. Yet, as the divorce process went on, it became challenging and adversarial. It also, unfortunately, caused unnecessary tension between us and our children.
As a divorce mediation and collaborative family law attorney, I am committed to helping spouses navigate their divorce journey. To begin this process, I highly recommend that the couple discusses their options with an attorney. Separating has legal significance and parties shouldn’t separate without speaking to legal counsel. As part of the process, there are common concerns over shared costs and how to handle payments on jointly owned or billed assets.
If you’ve ever considered separation or divorce, you’ve probably heard a lot of opinions about it and perhaps some negative experiences. The process of litigation certainly has a stigma and stereotype surrounding it; however, there are plenty of misunderstandings about divorce as well. I’m a divorce mediation and collaborative family law attorney who is passionate about helping spouses divorce in a non-adversarial manner.
Who runs the world?
Well, if you ask Beyoncé, the answer is girls.
Okay, I know… that’s not exactly how you imagined someone would start a blog about divorce, but here we are. This leads me to the topic of something I’ve been answering a lot of questions about lately: What should a woman know about divorce if she owns a business?
Every January, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions as they aim to better themselves over the subsequent 12 months. After my own divorce, which was complicated, unhealthy, and tumultuous, my New Year’s resolution was to provide divorcing couples a healthier way to divorce. In January 2011, ROAD to RESOLUTION: Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Family Law was founded. I love the idea of New Year’s resolutions; however, I’m here to share perspective about another type of resolution: Alternative dispute resolution.