What Is Collaborative Divorce? (Part B)
Virginia Collaborative Divorce Participation Agreement
After your collaborative divorce team is in place, the parties must enter into a "Participation Agreement." This agreement spells out the commitments that must be made during the Virginia collaborative divorce process.
A typical collaborative divorce participation agreement contains guidelines such as:
- Disputes must be resolved in a non-adversarial manner.
- Each party will rely on their Virginia divorce attorneys in order to reach a settlement.
- Communication during the collaborative divorce process must be constructive and non-accusatory.
- Each party must act in the best interest of their children in order to minimize emotional damage.
- Neither party may threaten litigation in order to resolve disputes.
Why Choose Virginia Collaborative Divorce?
There are two sides to a divorce; the legal aspect and the emotional aspect. With a collaborative divorce, you can work with your former partner to settle the legal issues of your case, while learning how to communicate and work together once your marriage is over.
Litigation can sometimes get drawn out and nasty, especially when each side is trying to "win." If you have children, the emotional impact of a messy divorce can last for a lifetime. Virginia collaborative divorce lets you set a positive example for your children on how to resolve conflicts.
Hiring a Virginia Divorce Lawyer
In a collaborative divorce, your attorney is your No. 1 advocate and can be used as a valuable resource. It is important to hire a Virginia divorce lawyer who is committed to helping you reach a settlement with your spouse and who can help you avoid litigation.
The Virginia divorce lawyer you choose should help you resolve disputes, manage the collaborative divorce process, and ensure that the best interests of both you and your children are being considered.
Are you interested in learning more about collaborative divorce? If so, you should speak with an experienced collaborative divorce lawyer at Hofheimer Family Law Firm. While we know that a collaborative divorce can't eliminate the pain associated with the dissolution of a marriage, the Virginia women's divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm want to help you to achieve a peaceful and successful resolution that will enable you and your children to move on with your lives and look ahead to the future. Contact us to set up a legal consultation of your case - (757) 425-5200.