What To Expect During The Collaborative Divorce Process
A Collaborative Divorce is more than just meeting, casually negotiating and signing an agreement. Rather, it is a specific process that involves unique guidelines.
Our attorneys at Conlon & McGlynn offer over 80 years of combined experience and extensive collaborative law training and experience. We help families in Fairfield County reach divorce agreements that are fair, effective and amicable. Our team will advocate for you during this time of transition.
We Prioritize A Cooperative Perspective
A popular divorce misconception is that you need to fight aggressively to secure the most property in order to get a fair result. However, fighting can leave both spouses with more stress and fewer resources left at the end of the process. Collaborating peacefully can offer many benefits.
During your divorce, we will help you stay on track by understanding how to best negotiate with the other party. Both parties should anticipate a careful give-and-take process. We focus on making collaboration positive and beneficial for you.
A Full Team Will Support You
Instead of relying on a mediator or court, you will have a team of professionals who are ready to guide you, including:
- Your lawyer and your spouse’s lawyer: Each party has their own separate advocate to protect fairness. It is important to work with an attorney who has training in collaborative law.
- A mental health professional as facilitator: Emotional conflicts are a natural part of divorce. A mental health professional can step in to neutralize tension and coach you through difficult issues. They can also advise you regarding co-parenting and your children’s well-being.
- A financial specialist: This neutral specialist will gather data, keep records and model different scenarios to help you make insightful decisions for your future. The financial specialist does not choose sides; they strive to help the family find the best outcome for everyone. Because they transparently serve both parties, you can save money instead of hiring separate financial specialists.
- Other neutral resources as necessary: Our firm maintains a trusted network. If you face unique financial or personal factors, we can draw upon the resources that best suit your needs.
The purpose of these professionals is to give you the information you need to make positive decisions for you and your children. Throughout the process, you will have the chance to explore several options before you finalize your divorce.
Start Your Collaborative Divorce Today
Our team at Conlon & McGlynn can evaluate your case to help you understand how collaborative divorce could serve you. Call 203-222-8686 or email us for a consultation with a committed Connecticut attorney today.