Collaborative Divorce Process in Monmouth County
Learn How You & Your Spouse Can Reach Reasonable Agreements
If you find that you and your spouse are either easily agreeing with each other or are very close in viewpoint as you discuss the issues in your divorce, you may be good candidates for collaborative law. Our team of Monmouth County collaborative divorce lawyers may be able to help.
Steps in the Collaborative Law Process: An Outline
In brief, here is an outline of the steps in a collaborative law process:
- Retain an attorney. But not just any attorney. One who is trained in the collaborative law process, because it is a vastly different approach than the traditional litigation approach.
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- Gather the documents. Provide all pertinent documents to your lawyer, such as tax returns, statements from your investment and retirement accounts, bank records, and budgets, for example.
- Discuss your goals. Talk with your attorney about your goals for the case.
- Spouses meet. You, your spouse and your respective attorneys meet to confirm the collaborative process and to sign the collaborative law participation agreement.
- Further discussion. As many meetings as necessary are scheduled to resolve all of the issues in the divorce. These meetings may be just between the two of you and your respective attorneys or there may also be additional experts, such as financial and child care experts, called in to help you better understand the details so that you can arrive at a solid agreement.
- The agreement. Once all the issues have been addressed and the spouses agree, a divorce agreement is prepared and signed.
- Divorce judgment. In this, the final step, the agreement comes before a superior court judge and he or she incorporates that document into a binding court order.
Maybe a Collaborative Law Divorce Is Right for You? Find Out. Talk to Us.
It could be possible that a collaborative law divorce is right for you. However, the only way to find out is to talk to a Monmouth County collaborative law attorney at the Law Office of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC.
Call our offices today at (732) 624-6343 to schedule your free consultation.