BAKER VICCHIOLLO LAW
Collaborative divorce is a settlement process intended to keep the parties out of court. The focus is on reaching a settlement. From the very start, the parties and their attorneys sign a participation agreement that defines the parameters of the collaborative divorce process.
Once the agreement is signed, the parties and their attorneys cooperate throughout the process, being open and honest so that all relevant information is disclosed. Everything from debt and asset information to other pertinent details must be disclosed and litigation can’t be threatened. Removing the threat of litigation allows the parties to be more transparent as they work together
Fortunately, collaborative divorce is a very successful process used in Minnesota. Many couples can reach agreements that allow them to move on peacefully with their lives, even when children or other complex matters are involved.
Helping You Identify Your Goals
Your Minneapolis collaborative divorce attorney will help you identify your goals, needs, interests, and other concerns that need to be addressed. Once identified, all parties work toward a mutually satisfactory solution that meets the needs of both parties. Once this solution is reached, the attorneys for both parties draft the court-required paperwork so the divorce can be finalized. There may be no need to appear in court.
Guiding You Through the Divorce Process
The attorneys may not be the only parties involved in the process. If necessary, other professionals, such as financial specialists or child specialist are engaged to help reach settlement. Finances may also need to be reviewed by specialists. A divorce coach may also be needed. The parties choose who they want to be involved in the process to help them reach an agreement.
Contact A Minneapolis Collaborative Divorce Attorney
Divorce is difficult. Even a collaborative divorce where the couple works together to reach a satisfactory conclusion can have its difficulties, which is why it is best to have an experienced collaborative divorce attorney representing you. To learn more about how Baker Vicchiollo can help you, call 952-405-2050 or complete the contact form to request a free 45-minute consultations.