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Collaborative Divorce in Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake

Cooperative strategies for resolving complex divorce issues

A collaborative divorce is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It differs significantly from mediation, another form of alternative dispute resolution, and also differs from a traditional divorce. In a collaborative divorce, both spouses retain separate counsel to assist them in settling their disputes and issues. Neither party may go to court, nor can either party threaten to do so.

During the process, the spouses attempt to work together amicably to try to come to an agreement that resolves their problems. If the parties are not able to agree, the collaborative process comes to an end and the parties can then go to court. The parties must then find new attorneys to represent them. To learn more about the collaborative divorce process, speak with an attorney in Virginia Beach from Messman Law, PLC.

Benefits of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach collaborative divorce

A collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial approach to the dissolution of a marriage. With the help of trained collaborative lawyers, the divorcing parties work to come to an agreement that embodies the issues at the heart of their divorce, and that agreement operates in the best interests of all involved members of the family.

Our collaborative family law attorney has the type of experience and training that can smooth your way through a collaborative divorce. Some benefits of seeking a collaborative divorce under the guidance of our skilled collaborative attorneys include the fact that there is often less hostility because of the non-adversarial approach. In addition, a collaborative divorce is usually quicker than a drawn out divorce proceeding, is more cost-effective, and reduces stress, because it is conducted in a friendlier atmosphere.

Do not hesitate to discuss whether your divorce is suited to the collaborative law process with the collaborative attorney at the firm. The trained divorce attorney in Virginia can guide you through the process and can explain all the details of the proceeding to you.

Speak to our knowledgeable and compassionate collaborative lawyers in Virginia Beach

Are you seeing a collaborative divorce in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Norfolk? Do you have questions about collaborative family law? Please schedule a confidential consultation by calling me at 757-340-5800 or contacting me online.